Posted: Monday, October 12, 2015
Greenville High Book Club Collects Donations of Children’s Books
The Reading Raiders Book Club at Greenville Senior High School is collecting children’s books during the month of October. The books will be donated to the media specialist at Alexander Elementary, a Title I school in Greenville County.
The books will be handed out to students to take home. “I told the students there is a direct correlation between the number of books in a home and the academic success of the youngsters in the home, it has as much influence as the education level of the parents,” said Janet Allen, Greenville High Media Specialist and Reading Raiders advisor.
The Reading Raiders meet twice a month to talk about books. Between meetings they share thoughts online using the hashtag #readinglikeraiders.
In the first week of collection, students gathered 588 books. Reading Raiders President Sloan Perkins donated some of her old favorites, “When I was a kid having the Magic Treehouse books was considered the thing to have, so I had over 50 books in the series. I went to clear out my bookshelf the other day and they were all back there and I had to stop and start reading them again because that was my childhood. It feels great that other kids will understand the greatness of this series,” she said.