Woodland Kids Read Delights 726 Students

Woodland Kids Read Delights 726 Students
Sandy Holman Captivates Woodland First Graders in a Virtual Presentation


Every year, United Way California Capital Region hosts Woodland Kids Read to support early childhood literacy by making reading fun for young kids. Young children who are introduced to early language, books and literacy experiences tend to read sooner and excel in school.

First graders wearing masks holding a book.First-grade classrooms across Woodland tuned into Zoom to watch local children’s author Sandy Holman read her book, “We All Have Heritage,” as part of United Way California Capital Region’s annual Woodland Kids Read event. Holman, affectionally known to local children as the Purple Lady, has participated in the event since its founding five years ago.

This year, she shared her presentation about love, diversity, education and living your dreams with 726 first-graders. Each child received a hardcover version of Holman’s book to bring home.

Thank you to our generous sponsor: Corning, inc.