Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Hurricane Harvey Book Club Is Making An Impact For Young Flood Victims Through Reading

This week as we all watched and prayed for everyone in Texas during Hurricane Harvey, a 2nd grade teacher from Katy, Texas did something very special to support the children and families being affected by the terrible devastation taking place.  
Kathryn Butler Mills started the Hurricane Harvey Book Club.  
As she states on the Facebook page,

It is a community of readers whose sole purpose is to support and encourage on another through storytelling.  Teachers tell their students all the time that books can take them on far away adventures.  This seems like the perfect time for these sweet kids and their families to get away from the chaos and fall into some really good books. This page is about love, community, encouragement and big dose of bravery.  Happy Reading.  
Since Kathryn started the Hurricane Harvey Book Club, it has grown to over 20,000 people connecting, reading, sharing and coming together to share books, reading and love.

Take a look at some of the readers tonight....
It is just amazing to see what is happening here and the community that has come together.

Thank you Kathryn.  You have made such a difference in the lives of so many and together, we will continue to make a difference for the children in Texas.  

Happy Reading everyone.  We can't wait to see what you read.  

You can join the Hurricane Harvey Book Club Facebook Group here.

Read more about this story in the article How the Hurricane Harvey Book Club is helping little flood victims with words on Today.com too. 

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