HISD schools celebrate International Literacy Day

Many Houston ISD schools held special events to celebrate International Literacy Day on Sept. 8.

Anderson Elementary School students held a parade of book characters, and they participated in a special presentation of the Wizard of Oz. Students and staff donned costumes to perform the story.

“We want to make sure the love of reading comes to life,” Principal Roslyn Vaughn said.

Memorial Elementary School students wore pajamas to school and cuddled up with a good book. Many students also donated $1 each to a local shelter to help it build a library for children.

Houston ISD is committed to ending the literacy crisis in Houston. You can help. We need 1,500 volunteers for Read Houston Read to mentor first-grade students in person or online. For more information, and to sign up to volunteer, visit readhoustonread.com.

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