Evanston Academy recently created a Mobile Library to give children monthly opportunities to secure books and begin their home libraries. Every student at Evanston Academy will receive a minimum of 5–6 books to keep this year.
The school received donations from Xavier University and the Blue Manatee Literacy Project in Oakley.
Teachers will build an instructional lesson from the book selected for their grade level. These literature pieces will be built around social justice and make every effort to educate students about what's happening around the nation and attempt to make a systemic change at Evanston.
Meredith Turner, kindergarten teacher, is leading the project at Evanston Academy.
The school will do their first book distribution to students the second week in January 2021.
However, teachers have already been making the books come alive. Watch kindergarten teacher Ashlee Larkins — with sound-effect assistance from her mom — read “Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus,” by Mo Willems, at the top of this page.
Give the Gift of Reading This Holiday Season
Evanston Academy friends and families receive 20 percent off in-store and online purchases using the code "Evanston" at the Blue Manatee Literacy Project, 3094 Madison Road, Oakley (45209).