Meet fifteen year old Gabby, our July Reading Activist of the month. Gabby joined Reading Activists in Gateshead in February 2014. Here's what group leader, Sandra had to say about her.
"Gabby has become an integral member of the group in a short space of time. She is a really enthusiastic member and a very keen reader and recently read Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini in a matter of days!"
Since joining the group, Gabby has been very busy! She has helped to organise and promote Gateshead's 'Pop! Pyjama and Onesie Party', which included storytelling from Gary Cordingley, a book giveaway and teen book quiz.
Gabby was also involved in World Book Night, where she gave away books, read an excerpt from her favourite book( Cat Among The Pigeons by Julia Golding) to an adult audience of around fifty people, and also got the chance to talk to David Almond about becoming a writer.
We caught up with Gabby to find out what she gets out of being a Reading Activist.
What do you enjoy most about Reading Activists?
The people in the group and the events - and wearing a onesie at our Pop! Party.
How has being a Reading Activist changed you?
I know a lot more and am much more sociable!
What would you say to a friend who is thinking of becoming a Reading Activist?
Do it - it's fun!
What have you learned/What skills have you gained?
I have learned how to manage events and my social skills have improved!
Read about some of our previous Reading Activists of the month, Andrea and Ylenia, and Leah.
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