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Mar 30 2024


1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Hughes Library – Read Across America Event

This year, BWA will participate in the Hughes Library, READ ACROSS AMERICA event on Saturday, March 30 from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM.

Launched in 1998 by the National Education Association (NEA), Read Across America is the nation’s largest celebration of reading. This year-round program focuses on motivating children and teens to read through events, partnerships, and reading resources that are about everyone, for everyone. The titles and resources featured by NEA’s Read Across America include books that students can see themselves reflected in and books that allow readers to see a world or a character that might be different from them.

With funding through the William Penn Foundation, BWA will be donating copies of We Are Water Protectors – #1 New York Times Bestseller and Winner of the 2021 Caldecott Medal – this story is inspired by the many Indigenous-led movements across North America, We Are Water Protectors issues an urgent rallying cry to safeguard the Earth’s water from harm and corruption—a bold and lyrical picture book written by Carole Lindstrom and vibrantly illustrated by Michaela Goade. And I Am the Rain Water written and illustrated by John Paterson where his lyrical verses present water in its many colors, shapes, and forms as it follows its natural cycle through the seasons. Included with the book is an Explore More section that includes “The Science Behind the Poetry,” STEM activities, water conservation tips, and more! ***WHILE SUPPLIES LAST***

Future generations are the future caretakers of our planet. By learning about the importance of clean water sources, our children can develop an understanding of how their actions can impact water quality. They may even be motivated to take steps to conserve water and prevent pollution. Exploring and learning about these ecosystems helps children appreciate the rich biodiversity they support. It also raises awareness about the interconnectedness of all living things. Developing an early appreciation for nature while understanding the importance of clean water promotes environmental awareness, responsibility, and a deeper connection to the natural world.

Participating organizations: Greater Pocono Section of the National Council of Negro Women (GPS NCNW), League of Women Voters’ of Monroe County, Good Health Wins (GHWINs), Mrs. Dr. Marilyn Brown, the Eastern Monroe Public Library, and BWA!

For more information about this event, please contact 1RSTGPSVP@gmail.com


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