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Mississippi Reads Campaign Brings Message of Inspiration to Indianola's Gentry High School
Though Mississippi has one of the highest rates of illiteracy in the nation one group is working to encourage the importance of reading and staying in school throughout 2013.
"It's been my pleasure to introduce and support our own authors and those making a difference,"
White says that the desire of Gentry High School and its Principal Gared Watkins is to show the students what is possible for them. He believes that programs like "Mississippi Reads" is another step in that direction.
When Webb comes to Gentry High School Friday January 25th he will be accompanied by the Jackson-based Hip Hop group Next of Kindredz. They are a part of Webb's "Hip Hop and Books" coalition that promotes the importance of reading among lovers of Hip Hop music. The group will talk about their kslu own personal journey with books and even perform their inspirational single RAIN N' SUNSHINE.
Webb will also be bringing with him copies of the book BRAGN (Be Real and Great Now) by Zenaida Roy-Almario, the first selection to be read by the high school chapter of "Mississippi Reads". The discussion of the book will take place on Friday, February 22nd at the school. (See www.berealandgreatnow.com)
You can contact Cyrus Webb at firstname.lastname@example.org or 601.896.5616. For more information about the upcoming event and the work that Mississippi Reads is doing visit www.mississippireads.com.