Student book sale raises funds for literature festival

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Faith Bemiss/Democrat

During a practice session Tuesday morning, in preparation for the fourth grade book sale scheduled for Wednesday through Friday at Washington Elementary School, kindergarten students, Dustin Wilson, 5, purchases the book “Mango Hill,” by Diana Hansen-Young, while Ellie Miller, 5, waits to buy “Rapunzel.” Fourth graders, Jonathan Harris and Adelina Kukosh, were on hand to make change for the students.

Faith Bemiss/Democrat

The books are being sold this week for 25-cents each to help raise money for students to buy new books on March 18, at the Children’s Literature Festival in Warrensburg. The Sedalia Literacy Counsel sponsors the students so they can attend the festival, and the book sale allows each student to purchase a new book while there. Helping with the sale are the fourth grade classes taught by Ryan Turner and Jennifer Arnwine. While other students look at the selection Mario Perez, fourth grade, smiles after he decided on a book titled, “The Secrets of Vesuvius.”


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