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River Eves ES students review books for library
River Eves ES students review books for library

ROSWELL, Ga. -- Fifth graders at River Eves Elementary School have teamed up with the Roswell Library to review books in the children's section.

Students in Tina Ratonyi's class are writing the reviews in an effort to promote literacy in Roswell and north Fulton County.

"We are very fortunate to partner with the Roswell Library on this fun and important initiative," River Eves principal Neil Pinnock said in a statement. "The students are proud to share their works, and it inspires our diverse community of parents as well."

In their reviews, the students summarize the books (without giving anything away) and explain why they would recommend them to young readers.

"By enticing another reader to pick up the book and find out about the ending themselves, students also learn that what they have to say about a book can influence others -- and that is very motivating for our students," Ratonyi said.

The River Eves students' reviews are featured on a billboard in the children's section of the Roswell Library, which is located at 115 Norcross Street.

"As far as I know, we are the first library in the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System to post book reviews like this, and the reviews are generating a lot of interest," said Ginny Collier, children's department manager at the Roswell Library. "I am really excited about the program."