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Author Creates Reading Contest to Boost Literacy in Schools

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LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) - Reading is the foundation to a child's future successes. In fact many  educators would agree it is important to start building a strong foundation at a young age because reading to children early in life will help them succeed in the future.

During the month of March many schools celebrate "Reading Month" to promote ways to help children discover the joys of a good book.

One local author is going above and beyond to get students to read by holding a special contest.

Author and philanthropist, Donna Labermeier, is making it her mission to travel America to get students excited about reading. She recently published the book Healers Trilogy and has created the Fight for Teen Literacy Contest to spread the positive message of reading.

The contest requires students to create a piece of art that expresses their interpretation of the free book. Donna is offering $25,000 to the students who create the best concept.

Many mid-Michigan schools have joined in on the reading fun including Mason High School. More than 30 Mason High students have read the book and plan to enter the contest to win funds for Mason High's Library and school supplies. The contest is open to grades 6 through 12 and will end May 16th.

For more information on how to enter the contest visit:

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