Tulsa-area students leafing through books for ‘Reading Tree Challenge’



Not that she needs any extra incentive to listen to a good story, but Isabella Mar has been even more engaged lately.

“When we read a book it helps grow a leaf on the Reading Tree,” the third-grader explained Tuesday morning, as she and other Eugene Field Elementary students circled around for story time in the school library.

Isabella and her classmates — among thousands of area elementary students participating in the Reading Tree Challenge — added two more leaves to the tree on Tuesday with a little help from some special guests.

Tulsa Public Schools Superintendent Deborah Gist and Tony Moore, park director of A Gathering Place for Tulsa, each read a book to the children.

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