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In an effort to surprise returning students in August, several teachers at Biloxi Junior High School took advantage of the summer vacation to transform old school lockers into the spines of classic and contemporary books, thus creating what they call an “Avenue of Literature“. Some of the teachers spoke with WLOX about what inspired them to take on this project.
“I think the kids are really going to enjoy it. When they come back and see this, they’re going to be like, ‘Wow, this is really neat,'” said teacher Becky Howard. …They’re so much cleaner and bright, and they’re beautiful,” said teacher Jamie Parker. …”We want students to come back to school in August and walk on the hallway and be absolutely amazed with what we’ve done and be curious. We want that to be the driving spark for reading in our classrooms,” said Williams. “Seeing it in person is a completely different experience, and that’s what we’re hoping for the students. We’re hoping the students come and they become completely immersed in a collection that we feel is the best of the best of every genre.
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