Baltimore schools celebrate reading with Ben Carson Reading Day
6:58 PM, Nov 16, 2015
Baltimore area schools celebrated Ben Carson Reading Day Monday.
Ben Carson Reading Day is an annual literacy event designed to raise awareness of the importance of everyday leisure reading.
Many Ben Carson Reading Room schools hosted special guest readers. Former Maryland State Superintendent Dr. Nancy Grasmick was the guest reader at Govans Elementary School.
See video above for more on the reading day at Govans Elementary School.
Dr. Ben Carson is a retired, world-renowned neurosurgeon. He credits reading as being the catalyst to his success. The Ben Carson Reading Project was started to combat illiteracy and promote leisure reading as a key to unlocking a child's full potential.