Trick or Read: Halloween 2009

On Halloween, Sloan Weinberg had boxes of books for all reading levels lined up on her porch, ready for the wave of trick-or-treaters to come through Buttolph Acres. As each costumed visitor approached the porch, she chose a book of the right level, helped by her husband, Andy, and her two daughters, 10-year-old Grace and seven-year-old Jade.
“As a teacher, I thought it would be a great idea to give something to promote education and came up with the idea of a book,” she said.
Weinberg, who teaches fifth and sixth grade in Proctor, Vt., began handing out books instead of candy seven years ago, when the family lived in Illinois. She collects them all year in order to give out on the holiday, and in total she estimates that she’s given out around 7,000 books.

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