Where’s the cat? / Volunteer Inez Crews engages the attention and participation of pre-schoolers Tuesday at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Learning Center in the East End as she reads “Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes.” The book is part of the monthly read aloud and share program sponsored by RVA Reads. Each youngster will get a new book each month to take home and read and share with their families. Story on A6.
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A city program is helping to put books into the hands of hundreds of Richmond’s youngest schoolchildren with the goal of exciting them about reading. Called RVA Reads, the program distributes a new book each month to 3- and 4-year-olds, according to Michael Wallace of the city’s press office.