Tuesday, August 16, 2016

An Update on Chris*

Several months ago, I wrote a little bit about an 8th grade student named Chris* who began checking out books from the library after finding sports-themed titles for an independent novel study project.

Remember, he was an 8th grader that hadn't checked out a single book since his 5th grade year.

By year's end, he had checked out a total of 44 books and his reading level had jumped four grade levels.

I created a whole award category during our academic awards banquet at the end of the school year just to give him serious praise.

This kid is the proudest story of my career as a librarian so far.

*not his real name

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