NASHVILLE – First Lady Crissy Haslam visited Frayser Achievement Elementary School in Memphis today to encourage student participation in the Read20 Family Book Club. Mrs. Haslam read Laurie Halse Anderson’s Independent Dames to approximately 40 students and donated books to the school. Anderson’s Independent Dames, a book with stories about women who influenced the Revolutionary War, is featured as the Read20 Book of the Month to commemorate Women’s History Month in March.
“Literacy can be the most important skill to promote success in school and in life,” said Mrs. Haslam. “The Read20 Family Book Club aims to provide students with fun reading experiences and encourage them to practice their literacy skills for at least twenty minutes each day.”