Friday, November 8, Garrison Elementary School Power Lunch students received a special visit from At-Large Councilmember, Robert White. White delighted school staff, Power Lunch students and mentors with a StoryTime reading and conversation.
Before reading, students asked questions and shared their ideas on what they thought a councilmember does. White then elaborated on his role as a councilmember and its impact on students in Washington, D.C.
White read A Little Girl in a Big, Big World, written by Daijha, Ashley, and Makayla of Reach Incorporated. The story centers around Jasmine, a girl who wants to make a difference in her community, but sometimes she feels like a little girl in a big, big world.
The story was highly engaging, requiring students to utter the phrase “in a big, big world” during parts of the book.
White even put his flow to the test when reciting a rap written by the main character Jasmine — Everyone loved it!
White chose the book A Little Girl in a Big, Big World to illustrate the point that you are never too young to make change in your community, and empowered the Power Lunch students of Garrison Elementary to make a difference where they live.
Following StoryTime, students had the opportunity to take home new books as part of EWDC’s Book Project.
Special thanks to CM Robert White & team and Principal Kiplinger for making this event possible!
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