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Author Neil Pasricha Visits!

Students Receive 1500 Free Books from First Book Canada


New York Times Best-selling author, Neil Pasricha, visited St. John Vianney on October 27th.  The visit was arranged as a result of a partnership between First Book Canada, Rakuten Kobo and Penguin Random House. 


He read his new book “The Book of Awesome” to the students.


St. John Vianney Catholic School was the only TCDSB school and 1 of  5 in all of Ontario to host a visit by the author. The students were presented with 1500 free new books to take home and the school was given a $1000 credit for the purchase of  e-readers for a total of approximately $20,000 in resources for the school. 


The windfall for the school came about as a result of the ongoing work of Teacher, Rosie Lucentini, who is an incredible advocate who pursues opportunities that will promote literacy for the students. 


In attendance was Director of Education Angela Gauthier, Superintendent Adrian Della Mora,  Councillor Crisanti, Tom Best from First Book Canada and representatives from Rakuten Kobo.


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