NEWS FROM DON KNABE
Supervisor, Fourth District
County of Los Angeles
822 Hahn Hall of Administration
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: David A. Sommers
(213) 453-6446 (cell)
LOCAL STUDENTS TO BE TREATED TO ‘INKHEART’ MOVIE
AS PART OF OPERATION READ PROGRAM
LOS ANGELES, January 20, 2009 – About 300 Los Angeles County schoolchildren will attend a special screening of the new Warner Bros. movie ‘Inkheart’ at the Norwalk AMC this Thursday, January 22, as part of Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe’s Operation Read Program.
The 7th and 8th grade students, from the Bellflower Unified School District, will arrive at the theater at 9:00 a.m., and will watch the movie after being welcomed by Supervisor Knabe. Each student participating in program received a free copy of ‘Inkheart’, written by Cornelia Funke. The students that are participating in the program were required to have satisfactory grades, good behavior, and make a commitment to read the book and complete a writing assignment.
“Literacy is very important to me, and the essence of this program is to get students to read and enjoy it,” said Supervisor Knabe. “You cannot get even the most basic job in our society without the ability to read, because reading is at the core of everything we do. I am so proud of all of the students who read the book and understand the importance reading has in their lives.”
The buses should begin arriving at the theater at 9:00 a.m. AMC Norwalk 20 is located at 12300 East Civic Center Drive in the City of Norwalk.
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