Read Across America

These Mahanoy Area SHINE students join the fun in "The Cat in the Hat" costumes

Students at the Panther Valley SHINE Center read along with their teacher

Palmerton SHINE students hanging out with their favorite books

Many SHINE Centers in Carbon and Schuylkill Counties took part in the annual Read Across America, hosted by the National Education Association. Read Across America was founded to motivate kids to read, bring the joys of reading to students of all ages, and make all children feel valued and welcome.

"The world—and books—are filled with many different kinds of people.
Getting to know them is interesting, exciting, and fun!" – NEA Read Across America

In keeping with the SHINE model of hands-on engagement, students were not only encouraged to read, but to show their enthusiasm for their favorite stories. Some students dressed up, others built book-inspired scenery and everyone had a great adventure!

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