Friday, November 26, 2010

Rep. Celebrates "Young Reader Week" at Local School

AUSTIN --- On the morning of Nov. 9, State Representative Ryan Guillen, D-Starr County, had the pleasure of reading to students at John & Olive Hinojosa Elementary School in Rio Grande City in recognition of National Young Readers Week. Rep. Guillen read the children's book "House Mouse, Senate Mouse" to a group of fifth grade students in Angelica Garza's and Iris Garza's classes.

"Encouraging our students to read regularly is imperative," said Rep. Guillen. "Practicing good reading habits at an early age helps one to build a strong foundation for success later in life."

"House Mouse, Senate Mouse," written and illustrated by Cheryl Shaw Barnes and Peter W. Barnes, gives children a vivid glimpse of the common duties of legislators and teaches them the concept of how a bill becomes a law.

National Young Readers Week, held this year from Nov. 8 to 12, is an annual event co-founded in 1989 by Pizza Hut® and the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. The event was created to encourage our nation's youth  to become lifelong readers.

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