Hess joins the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation's #WeRead initiative, a focused effort in response to the need for high-quality, digital learning content to support at-home and distance education amidst school and library closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Reading aloud and sharing the power of stories is one of the most important and meaningful things we can all do to help children develop strong literacy skills and a lifelong love of reading.
Please see below for a sample of our Hess Readers sharing their stories.
See all of our Hess Readers and join us for storytime
John Pham, Information Technology, reads "Splat the Cat: I Scream for Ice Cream" by Rob Scotton.
Kehinde Ekweribe, Production Engineering, reads "Please, Baby, Please" by Spike Lee and Tonya Lewis Lee.
Vanessa Amon, Environment, Health and Safety, reads "Giraffes Can't Dance" by Giles Andreae and Guy Parker-Rees.