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Illinois High School Debuts Literary Murals for English Department.

That's one way to encourage reading!

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 by Christopher McDougall, Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë, Beartown by Fredrik Backman, Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro, and October Morning: 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:

 

Photograph showing two murals in the corridor of Mundelein High School

Images Via BBC

 

Photograph showing two murals in the corridor of Mundelein High School

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