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"There is a great opportunity for ...
"There is a great opportunity for families to come on Saturday," said Cecilia Bianchi-Hall, chairwoman of the Let's Read! committee and head of the biology program at Lenoir Community College.
The organization initially held events for Lenoir County residents and students; the effort has since expanded to include those in Jones and Greene counties with grant assistance from the National Endowment for the Arts
, said Bianchi-Hall
Books such as "The Call of the Wild" are selected for their broad appeal to middle and high school students, and adults, many of whom read the book when they were younger.
"When you read it when you are child you get maybe one impression of the book, and when you read it as an adult, you review that first feeling or you will appreciate more what the author wanted to say," Bianchi-Hall
Dr. Cecilia ...
Dr. Cecilia Bianchi-Hall
Biology Program Head
Lenoir Community College
(top row, l. to r.) Melody Moxley (Rowan Public Library, Salisbury,The Grapes of Wrath); Joanne Straight (Craven-Pamlico-Carteret Regional Library, New Bern,The Great Gatsby); Susan Simpson (Craven-Pamlico-Carteret Regional Library); Karen Loughmiller (Together We Read, western North Carolina,To Kill a Mockingbird); Lysa Kosak (Lenoir Community College, Kinston,Fahrenheit 451); Sally Shutt (Cumberland County Public Library, Fayetteville,Their Eyes Were Watching God); Jerry Thrasher (Cumberland County Public Library); Gretchen Witt (Rowan Public Library), Julie Cox (Craven-Pamlico-Carteret Regional Library); Donna Seymour (Together We Read); Cecilia Bianchi-Hall (Lenoir Community College); Rob Neufeld (Together We Read)