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Oxford Intermediate School Students Celebrate the Love of Reading and Their Heart Language

Students celebrate the OIS International Book Tasting event.

Celebrating the OIS International Book Tasting are (left to right) OIS students Raghad Buzareiba, Nathalie Munoz-Pascacio, and Joshten Pascacio with OIS Principal Steve Hurdle. [Photo credit: Oxford Intermediate School]

Oxford, Mississippi (March 20, 2017)—During an International Book Tasting event at Oxford Intermediate School (OIS), students and their families celebrated reading books in other languages.

Thanks to a Walmart grant in the amount of $750, the school was able to purchase books in other languages for fifth and sixth graders to read. Typically, books in other languages are much more expensive to purchase than traditional books in English.

“I had been looking for ways to help us build a collection of books in other languages in order to support our English-learning students,” said OIS Librarian Wendy Daughdrill. “Even for the ones who speak English fluently, I saw a need for them to have something in their heart language.”