Reading in New Places

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In an effort to instill a lifelong love for reading, sixth-graders at James Wilson Young Middle School were recently asked by their teachers to document themselves reading in fun and peculiar places.

This “Books Calling” initiative is based off of a similar project developed by 23-year-old Slovakian Jakub Pavlovsky, an avid reader who began to post pictures of himself to various social media accounts to portray that reading can be done just about anywhere. With Mr. Pavlovsky’s idea in mind, students in Kelly Petrosino’s and Jennifer Pederson’s classes used their creative talents to come up with unique ways to show that they too could read just about anywhere and enjoy it just as much.

Students’ ideas included reading on park benches, tree stumps and even in mid-air while bouncing on a trampoline.