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Read Across America

Access students had a special opportunity to meet Ms. Sarah Crech, Political and Economic Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Podgorica, and celebrate Read Across America – the joy of reading. They were lucky enough to have the space created for storytelling, discussion on the importance of reading, the U.S. reading practices, recommendations for reading and a lot more. Ms. Crech shared with students history, tradition and purpose of Read Across America Day in the U.S. as a special day in one’s calendar, and spent time reading and discussing motivational stories with our students. While reading always takes you to faraway places, some other times or allows us to put ourselves in somebody else’s shoes it boosts communication skills, provides a diverse set of knowledge, improves analytical skills ….. the benefits are many. Students were very creative and they designed bookmarks for their fellows as a memory of this event and a useful thing to remind us not to stop but to read on.
The session continued in National Library of Montenegro ‘’Djurdje Crnojević’’. In honor of reading, Access students visited an exhibition on the occasion of “Nobel prize winners’ literature: 1901 – 2021”. The exhibition was organized on the occasion of World Book Day and Copyright Day and Access students had a great chance to meet and talk in person to Ambassador of the French Republic to Montenegro Mr. Christian Thimonier, who opened the exhibition. Among the world heritage literature, students were informed about American Nobel Laureates, their biographies and their books. Read Across America theme was concluded with the idea that reading is the greatest gift to humankind and reminiscence of the best American Nobel Laureates like Sinclair Lewis, Eugene Gladstone O’Neill, Pearl Buck, William Faulkner, Ernest Miller Hemingway, John Stainbeck, Saul Bellow, Toni Morrison, Bob Dylan and Louise Gluck. 

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