Files for the Reading Across Missouri project, “Lily’s Story,” are now available to download at www.mo-nie.com using code: readmo14.
The story is available to Missouri newspapers at no cost for a limited time. The Reading Across Missouri campaign kicks off in January with the goal of having young readers across the state reading and learning inside their community newspapers in the new year.
“Lily’s Story” is the true tale of a Weimaraner, Lily, that becomes a search and rescue dog in Joplin. Lily survives a mysterious illness with the help of veterinarians and her owner, Tara by her side. Lily’s recovery is a miracle, but her challenges are far from over. A month later, Joplin is hit by a massive tornado! The search and rescue dog’s bravery and resilience are put to the test as she is called upon to help put her city back together, piece by piece.
A companion teacher guide correlated to Missouri’s Learning Standards is also available, along with an ad and the story and photographs from a feature written by The Joplin Globe.
Be sure and read the Rules for Publication before downloading the files.