Congratulations to @unitedwaygkc
for the great MVOL kickoff events with @scholasticbookfairs
and the inspiring author visits with @dianalopezbooks
Personal libraries are popping up in the homes of thousands of area students thanks to the @MyVeryOwnLibrary
(MVOL) program. MVOL is national literacy initiative that supplies students in need with books in an effort close the equity gap and foster a lifelong love of reading in children at an early age.
Kansas City is one of seven under-resourced communities worldwide selected to take part in the program; and this school year, thanks to @ScholasticBookFairs
and United Way of Greater Kansas City, 3,585 local students from nine public schools will take home 35,850 children’s books.
As part of the 2018-2019 MVOL program, a handful of noted authors will visit nine area schools to discuss and read from their latest books. It kicked off this week with four visits from authors @DianaLopezBooks
At Garfield Elementary, fourth-grade students met with Older, a New York Times bestselling author who shared his latest title, Dactyl Hill Squad, and signed each child’s personal copy. Not only were the kids eager to choose new books for their own home libraries, but they were thrilled to get to meet a noted, published writer.
“I can’t wait to get my book signed,” said nine-year-old Meah Ransom. “My favorite part, so far, was the question-answer with the author, like getting to hear how he wrote his books and getting his advice. It makes me so excited about reading and writing.”
#MVOL #DactylHillSquad #Scholastic #ScholasticBooks #KCPS #UWGKC