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Storyteller, Tyris Jones, visits Covington St.

      Storyteller and Laurinburg native, Tyris Jones, entertained Covington St. Cardinals with his awesome storytelling in appreciation of Black History month.  Tyris explained to the students that when he was in 4th grade, he realized two things: that he loved to read, and that he was a natural teacher. “We would literally get in those big blue dumpsters, and go through there and dumpster-dive all the library books,” he recalls. “We would come and put the books in the housing projects, on my grandmother’s picnic table, and sit there and teach ourselves.”  


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