‘I’m going to read them all.’ Grade schoolers get excited about book donation during Bernie’s Book Bank’s crosstown charity walk

Isaris Ramos, a sixth grader, looks through newly received books during a Bernie’s Book Bank handout Thursday outside Jahn Elementary School.

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Grade schooler Isaris Ramos smiled as she sorted through her bag of eight new books.

A fantasy novel, a comic book, and an illustrated biography of Albert Einstein.

“I’m going to read them all when I get home,” said Isaris, a sixth grader at Jahn Elementary in Lake View.

Isaris was among a crowd of students chanting “We want books” as volunteers from the charity Bernie’s Book Bank passed out bags of free books Thursday.

The volunteers were midway through their 20-mile “Walk As One Chicago” fundraiser from Guaranteed Rate Field to Wrigley Field and back. They stopped at schools along the way to promote book ownership and literacy.

They planned to return by nightfall to throw the first pitch at the Sox game.

Students look through books received during a Bernie’s Book Bank handout Thursday outside Jahn Elementary School.

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Source:: Chicago Sun Times

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