Readers will be rocking at Dr. R.E. Margo Elementary School this Friday, February 26 as two nationally acclaimed authors visit with students as part of the Texas Book Festival’s Reading Rock Stars program.
Author Michael Genhart who penned the picture books “Ouch! Moments: When Words Are Used in Hurtful Ways,” and “Peanut Butter and Jellyous” as well as, illustrator/author Raul The Third, will lead virtual presentations for the entire student body. These presentations are part of a hands-on literacy grant that sends nationally recognized authors into Title I schools in Texas to inspire young readers.
Margo is one of six schools in the Rio Grande Valley to receive this grant.
“It’s an honor to have been selected,” Margo Librarian Patty Avila said. “These are the things that kids remember. The students get to put a face to the books they read.”
As part of the grant, each student will receive free autographed books from the participating authors and illustrators.
“To promote reading and literacy, we encourage our students to have their own libraries at home,” Avila said. “This will help them build their libraries.”