A young Hurricane Harvey Book Club Reader

Virtual Book Club Formed In Wake Of Hurricane Harvey


As Hurricane Harvey continues to put Houston and much of the Gulf Coast through the wringer, one woman is taking advantage of social media to bring solace to children fleeing the storm.


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Kathryn Butler Mills, a teacher from Columbus, Texas, was heartbroken at the sight of children sequestered away in bathrooms, pantries, and staircases while tornado warnings were in effect. “A reporter on our local news station said for all of us to remember that even when kids are putting on an brave face, they might still be scared on the inside,” she said.


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In order to bring them a much needed distraction, Mills created the public Facebook group “Hurricane Harvey Book Club” Sunday afternoon. As of Tuesday, the group is 1,600 members and growing.


From their homes or temporary shelters, volunteer readers of all ages set up a camera, crack open a book, and read. Picture books appear to be the most popular genre as of late. 

Featured image courtesy of WUSA9.com.