Leaders ARE Readers!

“Leaders are Readers” is a community-wide initiative to encourage students to make time for reading. Tuscaloosa City Schools in partnership with Tuscaloosa Education Foundation, Cadence Bank, United Way, Rotary, and Reading Allies will allow our children daily access to our civic, education, and community leaders through daily videos to be aired at 12 noon every weekday beginning July 6th through August 14th here on our webpage, YouTube, and social media channels!


BONUS!!! – Abuela

Community leader and educator, Ms. Pruitt, reads a special story for you!

Abuela by Arthur Dorros

August 14, 2020 – llama llama and the bully goat

Community leader, 211 Director, and news anchor, Ms. Alexander, reads a special story for you!

llama llama and the bully goat by Anna Dewdney

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August 13, 2020 – I Broke My Trunk

Community leader and school librarian, Mr. Hamilton, reads a special story for you!

I Broke My Trunk by Mo Willems

August 12, 2020 – Just Ask!

Community leader and school board chairman, Mr. Wilson, reads a special story for you!

Just Ask! Be Different, Be Brave, Be You by Sonia Sotomayor

August 11, 2020 – The Day You Begin

Community leader, Ms. Fondren, reads a special story for you!

The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson

August 10, 2020 – Kristen’s Rainy Day

Community leader and author, Mr. Winters, reads a special story for you!

His own book Kristen’s Rainy Day!

August 7, 2020 – The Last Stop on Market Street

Community leader and judge, Mr. Steverson, reads a special story for you!

The Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Peña

August 6, 2020 – Owl Moon

Community leader and storyteller, Ms. Jones, reads a special story for you!

Owl Moon by Jane Yolen

August 5, 2020 – Be You!

Community leader and school superintendent, Dr. Johnson, reads a special story for you!

Be You! by Peter H. Reynolds

August 4, 2020 – llama llama loves to read

Community leader and athletic director, Mr. Byrne, reads a special story for you!

llama llama loves to read by Anna Dewdney

August 3, 2020 – Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Community leader and banker, Mr. Heslop, reads a special story for you!

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst

July 31, 2020 – Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday

Community leader Mr. Burkhalter reads a special story for you!

Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday by Judith Viorst

July 30, 2020 – The Good Egg

Community leader Dr. Nash reads a special story for you!

The Good Egg by Jory John

July 29, 2020 – Dreamers

Community leader Dr. Boman reads a special story for you!

Dreamers by Yuyi Morales

July 28, 2020 – Where The Wild Things Are

Community leader and chief of staff, Mr. Bonner, reads a special story for you!

Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

July 27, 2020 – Grace Goes To Washington

Community leader and governor, Governor Ivey, reads a special story for you!

Grace Goes To Washington by Kelly DiPucchio

July 24, 2020 – A World of Kindness

Community leader and county sheriff, Mr. Abernathy, reads a special story for you!

A World of Kindness from the editors of Pajama Press!

July 23, 2020 – Hair Love

Community leader and executive director, Dr. Thompson, reads a special story for you!

Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry!

July 22, 2020 – The Teacher from the Black Lagoon

Community leader and school teacher, Ms. Burkhalter, reads a special story for you!

The Teacher from the Black Lagoon by Mike Thaler!

July 21, 2020 – The Librarian from the Black Lagoon

Community leader and school librarian, Ms. Shepherd, reads a special story for you!

The Librarian from the Black Lagoon by Mike Thaler!

July 20, 2020 – The Principal from the Black Lagoon

Community leader and school superintendent, Dr. Daria, reads a special story for you!

The Principal from the Black Lagoon by Mike Thaler!

July 17, 2020 – I Got the Rhythm

Community leader and student government president, Mr. Joiner, reads a special story for you!

I Got the Rhythm by Connie Schofield-Morrison!

July 16, 2020 – Pete the Cat and the Cool Cat Boogie

Community leader and realtor, Mr. Johnson, reads a special story for you!

Pete the Cat and the Cool Cat Boogie by James Dean and Kimberly Dean!

July 15, 2020 – Pig the Tourist

Community leader and teacher, Ms. Mancus, reads a special story for you!

Pig the Tourist by Aaron Blabey

July 14, 2020 – Oh, the Places You’ll Go

Community leader and university president, Dr. Warrick, reads a special story for you!

Oh, the Places You’ll Go by Dr. Seuss

July 13, 2020 – We March

Community leader and mailman, Mr. Taylor, reads a special story for you!

We March by Shane W. Evans

July 10, 2020 – Honeysmoke

Community leader and author, Ms. Fields, reads a special story for you!

Her own book, Honeysmoke!

July 9, 2020 – In the Tall, Tall Grass

Community leader Ms. Randall reads a special story for you!

In the Tall, Tall Grass by Denise Fleming

July 8, 2020 – Raccoon On His Own

Community leader Ms. Wuska reads a special story for you!

Raccoon On His Own by Jim Arnosky

July 7, 2020 – Thank You, Omu!

Community leader and teacher, Dr. Upshaw, reads a special story for you!

Thank You, Omu! by Oge Mora

July 6, 2020 – Maybe Something Beautiful

Community leader and local businessman, Mr. Gomez, reads a special story for you!

Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed a Neighborhood by F. Isabel Campoy & Theresa Howell

Hear the story in English. Escuche el libro en Español.