"If you like dark and scary and weird and twisted...then Roald Dahl is for you!"
This is how CLiF presenter and masterful storyteller Simon Brooks introduced one of the books available for students to take home...to keep. And then, he started to tell stories, amazing stories of fishing trips gone awry and other adventures, punctuated by all manner of sound effects and dramatic gestures. The kids laughed. The adults laughed. We were hooked.
Each student, from kindergarten to high school, was allowed to choose two books thanks to a CLiF Summer Readers Grant. Selections were made from fiction and non-fiction tomes as kids returned to their seats to read or be read to.
The Children's Literacy Foundation puts books in the hands of children to encourage a love of reading. Laraway students benefit greatly from this program. For more information about CLiF, please visit Clifonline.org