This article was originally published in The Notebook. In August 2020, The Notebook became Chalkbeat Philadelphia.
Students at McClure Elementary in hunting Park participated in the Literacy Day Parade in October to celebrate reading and promote literacy in the community. Classes chose their favorite books, and created costumes, props, and reading responses to illustrate their selections. Then students paraded around the school yard, showing off their visual presentations. This class wore mustaches, white shirts, and red bibs, and held umbrellas to represent the book Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. Other stories highlighted included Diary of a Wimpy Kid, The Greek Myths, The Cat in the Hat, and Anansi the Spider. Parents and community members also participated in the even, which has been a long tradition at the school.