LA CRESCENTA -- The cafetorium at Mountain Avenue Elementary School
was transformed this week into a book store for the school’s annual book
Themed “Read for America’s Future,” the fair offered books on science,
American history, poetry and reference books at store prices to students
“We hope that the students will love to read,” Cindy Rademacher,
chairwoman of the event, said. “That’s the whole idea. We want to
Even though the fair forced students out of their regular indoor
eating area and outside for a week, some didn’t seem to mind.
“I got ‘Lord of the Rings,’ ” sixth-grader Brett Matejka said. “Some
of the books here are pretty interesting.”
In planning the event, organizers were careful to take into account
the diverse student population. A table with books specifically geared to
the school’s Korean community was included at the fair.
The PTA sponsored the event and Mrs. Nelson’s Book Fair Co. provided
the books. Sales are expected to exceed $5,000. Of the total profits, 20%
to 30% will go to the school. Money raised will be used to buy books for