Whittier students receive free books

Kansas City, Mo. Mayor Sly James made a special appearance December 2 at Whittier Elementary in the Kansas City Public Schools. Mayor James read "Where the Wild Things Are" by Maurice Sendak to K-2 graders.

Volunteers from Kansas City accounting firm KPMG decorated the stage and acted out characters from the book.

Special guest Sluggerrr of the Kansas City Royals also took the stage as the lead character Max, playing the King of the Wild Things.

KPMG's Family For Literacy initiative provides new books to children from low income families. They were celebrating the 5th anniversary of the initiative.

This event was one leg of their Reading Relay in which KPMG offices around the nation participate in literacy activities for kids. 

Each student at the event received five free books. The five titles were chosen by KPMG employees who voted on their favorite children's books.

LINC is a supporter of Turn the Page KC, a literacy initiative of Mayor James.

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