Parents and students filled the cafeteria at Hinks Elementary this evening to celebrate World Read Aloud Day.
“Reading is part of our everyday world,” said local author Danielle Hoggard. “It’s in all realms of curriculum. It’s in your English, your science, your math, your social studies. it’s part of our everyday life.”
Hoggard was one of the special guests reading aloud a book she wrote called “A Hat Just Like That.”
“I’m just sharing my excitement about literature,” said the Alpena High School English teacher, “I mean I love reading and just to share that excitement. It just emulates and carries over.”
Research shows up to 774 million people worldwide are illiterate.
The upside according to the Reading Village is that:
Around the world, youth literacy rates are higher than adult literacy rates reflecting increased access to education among younger generations.
“Studying at an early age just really builds upon your knowledge when you transition to adulthood,” said Hoggard.
Hoggard said she started felt inspired to English at the local high school because it gives her a feeling of accompaniment.
She said, “Sometimes all it takes is just one person or one book to really inspire and captivate somebody.”
Correction: The name title under Apollo in the video says he attends “Hints” Elementary School. That name is wrong. The correct spelling is Hinks. Our apologies for spelling the school’s name inaccurately.