Mayo Elementary School
249 E. 37th St.
Chicago, IL 60653


2006/2007 Participants


2006/2007 Participants

Mayo Students Perform


Open Book participants from Mayo Elementary School perform a poem based on Copper Sun by Sharon Draper during one of Open Book's author events. Copper Sun, inspired by a Draper’s trip to Ghana, isa story about 15-year-old Amari, a girl who has only one thing left - hope - after she being stolen from her village and sold to the highest bidder.

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Mayo Students Perfom at Lightbearer Gala

 

Open Book Participants from Mayo Elementary School perform a poem based on the book Copper Sun by Sharon Draper during the Sixth Annual Lightbearer Benefit Gala for the Institute for Positive Living’s (IPL) Open Book Program on May 3, 2007 at the Marmon Grand Ballroom, 2230 S. Michigan, in Chicago. The poem, “What is Africa to Me” was written by Mayo Student Michael Williams. The Lightbearer Gala was a fundraiser for the Open Book Program, a multi-faceted after-school program that engages youth in activities that encourage development of their reading, writing and critical thinking skills.

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A Young Poet Meet the young poet from Mayo Elementary School who wrote the poem based on Copper Sun by Sharon Draper. The poem was performed by Mayo Open Book students during the Sharon Draper Author Event and at the Lightbearer Gala.

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More Photos of Mayo Students Performing a poem
based on Copper Sun Sharon Draper
at an Open Book Author Event



Mayo Students Perform


Mayo Students Perform


Mayo Students Perform

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