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Students from River Eves Elementary School review books for Roswell Library
Partnership promotes literacy, writing skills

by Jonathan Copsey

March 26, 2013

River Eves student reviewers Chase Lee and Maggie Wall feature the books they are reviewing.
Vivian Canella and Amanda Jean work diligently on their book reviews for the Roswell Library.
ROSWELL, Ga. Ever wondered what children think of the books they read, and whether they share the same views as parents? A partnership between River Eves Elementary School and the Roswell Library highlights their interesting and colorful perspectives in a monthly "student book review" program.

In an effort to promote literacy in the community, students in Tina Ratonyi's fifth-grade language arts classes write book reviews on recently read materials, sharing their thoughts on what they liked, how it made them feel and whether they would recommend it to other students and why. Every month, the reviews are posted in the children's section at the Roswell Library for other children to read.

"As far as I know, we are the first library in the Atlanta Fulton County Public Library System to post book reviews like this," said Ginny Collier, the children's department manager at the Roswell Library, "and the reviews are generating a lot of interest."

The program will continue through the end of the school year. The River Eves student book reviews can be viewed on the bulletin board in the Roswell Library children's section.

This article was published in the RN March 28, 2013 edition