This morning, I visited with fourth and fifth graders at Hazelwood Elementary/Middle School to kick off Scholastic’s “Summer Reading Challenge” and read the first chapter of Ruby and the Booker Boys by Derrick Barnes. I am honored to be a Reading Ambassador again this year and to partner up with Scholastic to encourage our students to read over the summer. Ruby and the Booker Boys was just one of the many books Scholastic donated to help promote their summer literacy campaign. It was an honor to meet the teachers and boys and girls of Hazelwood who I know will make Maryland proud. I encourage students all across Maryland to join the Hazelwood students in Scholastic’s Summer Reading Challenge.