“The entire trip has multiple benefits, Swanson said. It is helping get the word out about reading, but it is also a chance for them to promote the hard work of public school teachers, who they feel have been overlooked heroes in society and often maligned in today’s political climate. They cited Bartscher and the staff at L.B. Williams as examples of teachers and school staff working tirelessly to enrich the educational lives of students. The tour is specifically visiting Title I schools throughout the country, Swanson said. ‘Our hope is that people following this adventure will see a positive representation of teachers in a time when people are doing a lot of disrespecting and denigrating of the profession,’ Swanson said.” A great article on an even greater adventure. Busload of Books bringing inspiration to the classroom one stop at a time. You need to follow along on Instagram. Trust me. This is the American story you don’t read about in the news.

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