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Forum staff reports, Published November 05 2013

Children’s author to visit Bennett Elementary

FARGO – Children’s author Jane Kurtz will visit Bennett Elementary today for an all-school assembly on writing and Ethiopia, the setting and subject of many of her books.

She will also update students on how their March 2013 fundraising event to benefit Ethiopia Reads has made a difference in the lives of children 9,000 miles away.

Ethiopia Reads is responsible for establishing libraries throughout Ethiopia and building a culture of literacy for the children of Ethiopia.

Bennett students were encouraged to recognize the many opportunities they have to read and extend that opportunity to others not as fortunate. Collectively, the Bennett students read 73,550 minutes and raised $580.96.