Project Chair: Stephanie Fisher and Meredith Griffin
Project Co-Chair: Ashley Hilton
Each spring, this project brings a nationally recognized children’s author to Oxford to visit with 5th grade students. Prior to the author’s visit, JA purchases one of the author’s books for every 5th grade child (please see book distribution pictures below!). JA members deliver and share the book with the students in reading class prior to the festival. Students have the opportunity to read the book and have focus discussions in their classes. The author then comes to speak with the children. Over 1,000 local students attend the Children’s Book Festival. We cannot wait to see author, Sharon Draper, share her book Out of My Mind with Oxford and Lafayette county students on March 29, 2019!
Lafayette Upper Elementary Book Distribution
Oxford Intermediate School