Students Collect Books for Inmates to Promote Literacy

by Erin Albanese

Lee Middle School students are helping local prison inmates turn the page to a better life -- literally. The Godfrey-Lee Public Schools eighth-grade students recently became aware of the stark correlation between illiteracy and incarceration, and it inspired them to take action by providing a local prison with more reading materials. They challenged their sixth-through-eighth grade peers to donate books to inmates...