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WMI Partners with New Harmony School to Encourage Young Readers

            The Young Hoosier Book Award was established in 1974, and then expanded to three categories in 1992:  Kindergarten through third grade, 4th through 6th grade and 6th through 8th grade.

            The award is designed to encourage student reading by having students, teachers, parents, and media specialist identify 20 of their favorite books in each category, of which one winner is chosen in each grade division every year. 

            The Indiana Young Hoosier Books are included in the books New Harmony children may read and be tested on to fulfill their reading requirements.  In this way, the WMI helps to provide more choices and more chances to read books every reading level.  Check the books out at the WMI; take the tests at New Harmony School. 

            The WMI endeavors to provide top quality reading materials for the children of the community, and the Young Hoosier Books are a prime example of that commitment.

So bring the kids over to the WMI where they can find great books and earn points in their reading program.

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            While Barack Obama already has a place in history as the first African American president, he has also racked up another first.  He is the first president to write a children’s book.

            Drop by the WMI and check out Of Thee I Sing : A Letter to My Daughters.  Beautifully illustrated by Loren Long, it is a beautiful tribute to the diversity of our nation and of the people who have contributed to the making of America.  The simple yet moving text with stunning illustrations make this book a must read for children and adults.  Many thanks to Nathan and Jeanne Maudlin for donating this book which is destined to be a classic.

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            Also new for our large print readers:  The Hanging Tree by Bryan Gruley, Port Mortuary by Patricia Cornwell, Burn by Nevada Barr, Kings of the Earth by John Clinch, Still Missing by Chevy Stevens and Diamonds and Denim by Debbie Macomber.

            So stop by today.  There is a good book waiting for you at the WMI.

For more information call the WMI at 682-4806 or visit our website at www.workingmensinstitute.org