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I am in my second year in reading aloud to Diana at the Whittemore School (no relation) in Waltham. Diana joined Read to a Child's Lunchtime Reading Program last year as a second grader. Last year was my first year as a reader as well. I don't know why her teacher recommended her for our program. Perhaps it is because she comes from a bi-lingual family. Whatever the reason, I can tell that she is engaged in what I am reading as she eats her lunch. And that's what counts.

Our picture was taken on March 2nd. What you can't see in our photo is that elsewhere in the library were other pairs of readers and students. What I love seeing is the special joy on the faces of the boys when they greet their male mentor.

Diana had agreed that for the next 5 weeks or so, we will focus on books in our STEM program. Read to a Child has a collection of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math books appropriate for the 1st through 4th graders that we serve. After I/we have read 5 books, we will have a fun game or activity with a STEM focus that we can do together.

Snippets from March 2nd's session. Early on in our half hour as I was reading Rosie Revere, Engineer, she asked "Is this fiction or non-fiction?" You gotta love that! Later, as Rosie had a moment of shyness in the story, Diana noted that she could be shy too. That provided a pause for us to talk about that. It was easy for me to remind her of the traits she has of which she can be proud.

Your contribution will not only support Diana and her future, but will help kids in 17 schools in the greater Boston area as well as more in Detroit, Los Angeles, Miami and several cities in Connecticut. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

I end with my favorite quote is from a 3rd grader :

"When I see the book cart and the School Coordinator in the hallway, I know it's going to be a good day!"

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