Illinois High School Debuts Literary Murals for English Department

Students at Mundelein High School returned to class after winter break to find that their halls decked out with some pretty interesting artwork.


The Illinois school debuted new literary themed murals for the school’s English department, with each mural based on a book that is treasured by the teachers who work in that department.


The six books are All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely, Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen by Christopher McDougall, Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë, Beartown: A Novel by Fredrik Backman, Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro, and October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard by Leslea Newman.


Since the school reopened on Tuesday, the murals have gone viral and have received a highly positive response online. Speaking to the Daily Herald, the school’s spokesperson Ron Girard said he is hopeful that more murals will be added soon.


“This project is a great way to motivate students to read more and to begin conversations about their reading, even in the hallways.”


Here are some photos of the murals:


Images Via BBC


Images Via BBC


If this doesn’t motivate the students to read more, then I don’t know what will.



Featured Image Via Legat Architects