Brendan Shares His Love of Reading

Brendan Sandnes, Fourth Grade student at Triway Elementary, hopes to pass on his love of reading to other children through his donation of children’s books to Joplin NALA Read. Parents who do not have basic literacy skills are less likely to have reading materials in the home, yet the single most significant factor influencing a child’s early educational success and achievement is an introduction to books and being read to at home prior to starting school.