Piscataway Reads is a yearly celebration of literacy and reading presented annually by the Piscataway Township Schools. With the support of volunteers, donations, Brown and Brown Benefit Advisors, United Way, Scholastic, and others, the program looks to put books into the hands of our students and to have them talk about the books they read. Piscataway Reads culminates on a night in April on which students, volunteers, parents, and district staff come together to celebrate reading through conversation and various activities. This year, Piscataway Reads will be celebrated on April 1st 2015 and this year’s theme is “Justice: Standing Up for What’s Right.” Students and parents will have the opportunity to experience a variety of activities from book talks to folk singing to graffiti art. We hope to see you that evening. This year's books:
- Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon (K-2)
- Freedom on the Menu (3-4)
- Crash (5)
- Wonder (6-8)
- Persepolis (HS)
The Back Story:
With the encouragement of Mr. Bill Dennison of the Central Jersey United Way, a small group of middle school students, high school students, and Johnson and Johnson mentors began to meet in the spring of 2014. The students' purpose was to create a web site that would promote Piscataway Reads and promote literacy within the Piscataway community, while the Johnson and Johnson mentors would guide the students' work and give the students a management perspective. This site is the result of their good work. We hope you enjoy the site, and more important, that you read and read some more.