Rooftop reading to celebrate National Young Readers Week

California Elementary Principal Daniel Williams, on top of the elementary, begins to read as Superintendent Dwight Sanders stops by Tuesday, Nov. 12. Willams read from atop the school all day to promote reading.

California Elementary Principal Daniel Williams, on top of the elementary, begins to read as Superintendent Dwight Sanders stops by Tuesday, Nov. 12. Willams read from atop the school all day to promote reading. Photo by Paula Earls.

Daniel Williams, principal of California Elementary School, accepted the Principal Challenge through Pizza Hut Book It.

Early Tuesday, Nov. 12, he climbed to the top of California Elementary bundled in warm clothing with books in hand to read from 7:50 a.m. - 3 p.m., from the top of the school building. Students went out in groups to listen to Williams read throughout the day.

The challenge celebrates National Young Readers Week.

One participating school will win 101 copies of Jeff Kinney's "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard," the eighth in the series, for its library.

Book It is the longest-running, corporate-supported reading incentive program in the nation, launched in 1985 by Pizza Hut and the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress.

On the Web: www.pizzahut.com/bookit

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