Earlier this week, a manilla envelope packed with hand-written thank-you notes arrived at the CLiF office. They were all written by English Language Learner students at McLaughlin Middle School and Beech Street School, where CLiF presenters Duncan McDougall and Marty Kelley had given storytelling presentations and lead book giveaways for nearly 400 students in November.

Many of these students are New Americans who are working everyday to learn English. Every student in attendance was able to choose two brand-new books to take home and keep.

The notes are so sweet and heartwarming that we wanted to post some excerpts for you to see.










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