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    When Richmond Men Read, Kids Listen

    By Nancy DeVille, posted on The Richmond Pulse

    When Ron Shaw stood up to read the children’s book, “Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears,” his audience — second-graders at North Richmond’s Verde Elementary School — stared, giggled and raised their hands to ask questions. Shaw thumbed through the pages of the West African tale, reading the colorful story about a mosquito who tells a lie to an iguana and annoys him. By the end of the story, the youngsters tugged at Shaw’s leg, their way of thanking him for coming to their class. Shaw joined ab...  Read More...

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    North Richmond’s Verde Elementary celebrates literacy, honors revival

    by Mike Aldax posted on The Richmond Standard

    Students at Verde Elementary School honored Dr. Suess’ 111th birthday this week with costumes, an awards ceremony and a feast of green eggs and ham – all while celebrating a budding love of reading. The celebration was part of the National Education Association’s Read Across America event organized in schools nationwide, where students had a chance to dress up as Dr. Suess characters and recognize the importance of literacy, a key indicator for ...  Read More...