Screen Shot 2015-05-29 at 4.11.39 PMIn this Reading Today article, Quitman County School District educator Elisa Mayo describes how the “One District, One Book” initiative helped get more parents and children reading together. This community wide program is a model for districts to build participation in the community and in homes. Instead of only giving parents strategies for helping children, this program puts a book in their hands to read with their children.

Elisa Mayo (, an International Literacy Association member since 2014, is a literacy advocate in her community and is employed with the Quitman School District in Mississippi. She is currently enrollment in the Master’s of Reading Literacy program at Belhaven University.

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Quitman article May-June 2015-2