Homecoming Pro Humanitate Project
Bring a kid’s book and support the Skip Prosser Literacy Program. Please see the wish list below. Donated books will support Freedom School at Wake Forest University. Freedom School is designed to strengthen reading skills of elementary and middle-school students.
A collection center will be located at Homecoming Central in the Green Room on Friday, September 20. On Saturday, during Festival on the Quad, look for the collection center staffed by students and the Wake Forest Department of Education. You may also choose to order a book directly from Bookmarks. Books ordered from Bookmarks will be delivered directly to the Skip Prosser Literacy Program. Donated books will support Freedom School at Wake Forest University. This wish list is valid through July 9, 2020. #GoodWearsBlack
About the Skip Prosser Literacy Program
The Skip Prosser Literacy Program’s READ Challenge is a collaboration between Wake Forest Athletics and the Wake Forest Department of Education with support from the Winston-Salem based literary nonprofit Bookmarks.
Since 2009, Wake Forest Athletics has teamed up with schools in Forsyth County to encourage reading among 4th grade students. The Demon Deacons encourage students to read independently, which includes both in-class and out-of-class independent reading time.
To learn more about the history of the Skip Prosser Literacy Program, see “Reading: The Legacy of Skip Prosser” from Wake Forest Athletics.
In 2017, the Department of Education began collaborating with Wake Forest Athletics to make the Skip Prosser Literacy Program the umbrella for various community-engaged literacy programs, including the READ Challenge, that involve undergraduate students and student-athletes from Wake Forest University. Other programming includes Read with the Deacs and the Paisley Sports Literacy Program.
Homecoming 2019 Book List
- “Little Red and the Very Hungry Lion” by Alex T. Smith
- “Stand Tall Molly Lou Melon” by Patty Lovell
- “The Word Collector” by Peter H. Reynolds
- “ABC Book” by Dr. Seuss
- “Surviving the Applewhites” by Stephanie S. Tolan
- “Esperanza Rising” by Pam Munoz Ryan
- “Love That Dog” by Sharon Creech
- “Holes” by Louis Sachar
- ”The Crossover” by Kwame Alexander
- ”One Crazy Summer” by Rita Williams-Garcia