Race to Read

In 2013, the Nashua School District is sponsoring Race to Read, a program inspired by Nashua Reads. In Race to Read, students entering sixth grade will share their reading-for-pleasure experiences this summer and fall.
Last winter, school staff chose ten books they thought would appeal to these students. Students
voted for the ones that appealed to them most:

  • Charlie Joe Jackson’s Guide to Not Reading by Tommy Greenwald
  • The Kingdom Keepers by Ridley Pearson
  • Scat by Carl Hiassen
  • Storm Runners by Roland Smith
  • Who Was Steve Jobs? by Pam Pollack
Race to Read books chosen by next year’s sixth graders.

The school district bought enough copies of these books to give one to each rising sixth grader to bring home, read during the summer, and keep. When school starts in August, students will share their reading experiences in their classrooms.

Thanks to NASCAR

Funding of $20,000 for Race to Read came from a contest sponsored by the LENOX Industrial Tools 301 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Last July, each of New Hampshire’s 13 cities predicted the winning driver during the race in Loudon, and Nashua’s driver, Kasey Kahne, won!

Swap your books

Kids: do you want to read more than one of these books? Just bring the copy you got in school to the Nashua Public Library this summer where you can swap it for another title.

Meet the author

On Friday, September 20, at 7 pm, Roland Smith, the author of the Storm Runners trilogy, will visit the Nashua Public Library. All are welcome–not just sixth graders! Be sure to register for the event. Go to www.tinyurl.com/nplteen.

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