Thursday, November 6, 2008

Meet the Reading Mentors

The Doris Hiatt Mentoring Program reading mentors gathered the other night for a meeting and group photo. They are a great bunch from all over the world.

We have mentors from across the United States and Nigeria, Guatemala, China and Egypt. Their diverse backgrounds add to the richness of the mentoring program.

The Doris Hiatt Mentoring Program connects Amherst College students with public school children in Alabama, Arizona, and Boston, Chicopee and Springfield, Massachusetts for online book discussions.

Reader To Reader trains and supervises the mentors and supplies all the books for the schools and mentors.

Some of the books being read this semester include: Bridge to Terabithia, The Spiderwick Chronicles, Where the Red Fern Grows, The Diary of a Wimpy Kid, and The Outsiders.

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