Arkansas Kids Read campaign brings in celebrity aid

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    North Little Rock News:

    NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - The students at two North Little Rock elementary schools were in for a treat on Tuesday.

    3 celebrity sightings got the kids at Indian Hills and Boone Park Elementary excited about reading. It's all part of the Arkansas Kids Read literacy campaign.

    All students, kindergarten through third grade, received their own book from some of their favorite characters. "Clifford, Word Girl and the Cat in the Hat have come to share with us the importance of reading. The kids love the characters and it's so encouraging to have them come visit their classrooms and to encourage them to read," said Mavis Cherry, principal at Boone Park.

    According to the Arkansas Kids Read Organization,7 in 10 fourth graders can't read proficiently in our state. That's why they hold events like this on a regular basis to help with literacy.

    If you want to help, you can sign up here to be a once-a-week volunteer tutor.

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