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January 7, 1997 | JENNIFER LEUER
Tone Correa takes his usual seat in front of 20 squirming first-graders, and they quickly fall silent when they hear the crackle of binding as he opens a book. The 88-year-old resident of Orange pops a mint in his mouth to nurse his voice through the coming pages and begins his weekly reading ritual. Correa, a volunteer for the literacy group Rolling Readers, said a hoarse voice is a small price for bringing books and imagination to nine classes at Palmyra Elementary School in Orange.
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August 16, 1997
More than 1,200 students from 38 schools gathered on the playground of 49th Street Elementary School on Friday as a national literacy program donated 10,000 books to area schools. The donation by Rolling Readers USA came during a celebration of the Los Angeles Unified School District's summer reading program. The program included actor Ed Asner reading from a book with a theme that "if you plant one sunflower, you'll soon have sunflowers all over the place," said Principal Lem Chavis.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 16, 1997
More than 1,200 students from 38 schools gathered on the playground of 49th Street Elementary School on Friday as a national literacy program donated 10,000 books to area schools. The donation by Rolling Readers USA came during a celebration of the Los Angeles Unified School District's summer reading program. The program included actor Ed Asner reading from a book with a theme that "if you plant one sunflower, you'll soon have sunflowers all over the place," said Principal Lem Chavis.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 7, 1997 | JENNIFER LEUER
Tone Correa takes his usual seat in front of 20 squirming first-graders, and they quickly fall silent when they hear the crackle of binding as he opens a book. The 88-year-old resident of Orange pops a mint in his mouth to nurse his voice through the coming pages and begins his weekly reading ritual. Correa, a volunteer for the literacy group Rolling Readers, said a hoarse voice is a small price for bringing books and imagination to nine classes at Palmyra Elementary School in Orange.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 21, 1997
I wanted to echo and amplify the sentiment of the Oct. 15 article regarding child literacy and the Rolling Readers program. I began volunteering with Rolling Readers last February. Once a week, I spend an hour at Gratts Elementary School near downtown Los Angeles. I split the time between two classes, with ages ranging from 7 to 11. While it sometimes means making up an hour or two at the office, it is the most rewarding experience of my life. The children sincerely enjoy being read to and I cherish the responsive laughter and shrieking.
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May 4, 2000
L.A. Tofu Festival, sponsored by the Little Tokyo Service Center in Los Angeles, needs volunteers to set up food and health booths, and to work in the children's pavilion Aug. 12 and 13. Information: Julia Ishibashi, (213) 473-1602.
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April 5, 1993 | CHARISSE JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's storytime at the women's shelter: The radio is silent, the television blank; a baby's gurgling and an appliance's whir are Tracy Jabson's only competition. She takes her place on a worn couch, reading aloud from the book "Curious George." And for an hour, children who may soon be off to another temporary home are lost in the world of books.
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