State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. was invited to take part in World Read Aloud Day by reading to students at P.S. 316 Queens Explorers Elementary School in Ozone Park on Thursday, February 1.
Addabbo read “The Happy Faces Leave Home” which follows a mother Happy Face Spider and her seven children as they grow up and go on their own adventures in the rainforest. The children were excited to hear the story and asked Addabbo questions throughout the reading.
“To be able to come out to an elementary school like P.S. 316 and read to the students is truly a pleasure,” Addabbo said. “Not only is it a great way to engage with the children and get them more interested in reading, but doing it on World Read Aloud Day helps shed a light on the importance of reading and literacy in our society.”
World Read Aloud Day is an initiative created by LitWorld, a nonprofit organization advocating for literacy as a human right, which encourages people to read aloud together to promote literacy.