A high school English department goes big to encourage reading
When the students of Mundelein High School in Mundelein, Illinois returned to school from winter break there was something different about the hallways of the English department.
Six floor-to-ceiling vinyl prints of book covers had been installed while they were away in the hopes that it would encourage students to talk more about their reading life.
School spokesman Ron Girard says that the project was intended to “get students talking about the reading that they do” and has succeeded in that in addition to talking books in class “now the chatter among students even takes place in the hallways when they see images of books they have read.”
The six books chosen where Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte; Beartown by Fredrik Backman; Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro; October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard by Leslea Newman; Born to Run by Christopher McDougall; and All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Kiely Brendan.