Week 1 of One Richmond, One Book

October 26, 2018

Our city-wide reading event is in full swing thanks to the hard work of teachers, school staff, Read to Them staff, and volunteers. Students at 26 elementary schools across Richmond started reading Friendship According to Humphrey on Monday. Listen to our Executive Director, John Dwyer, talk all about the program on NPR here!

Below are the highlights from our first week of One Richmond, One Book.

Both the Mayor, Levar Stoney, and Superintendent, Jason Kamras, got involved with the program. The Mayor even issued a Proclamation that October 22, 2018 be recognized as One Richmond, One Book day!

One Richmond, One Book has been a wonderful opportunity for Read to Them to expand our impact in Richmond.

Exciting kickoff assemblies happened across the city on Monday where students were given their books to keep. The Mayor also visited J. B. Fisher to read to students.

The Principal and Chief of Police get ready to pass out books at Overby-Sheppard Elementary School.

Students at Woodville Elementary School got excited to read!

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“We’ll invite the entire city to read together with us – a chapter a night, every night for about three weeks until the book is finished. We’ll do it together.” says John Dwyer, Executive Director on NPR. Find the clip here.

We can’t wait to see the progress students, families, and schools make next week. Thanks to everyone for your hard work!

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