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TAG visits students during governor's 'Nevada Reading Month'

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As part of "Nevada Reading Month," Brig. Gen. Bill Burks read stories Tuesday about Red-Eyed Tree Frogs and a "Library Lion" to elementary school students.

Burks visited more than 20 first-grade students at Anderson Elementary School in Reno.

"I appreciate the chance to read a good children's book to a captivated audience of elementary school students," said Burks, the Nevada National Guard's Adjutant General. "Undoubtedly, the love of learning and reading remains strong in Nevada's youth."

Burks read "The Red-Eyed Tree Frog" by Joy Cowley and "Library Lion" by Michelle Knudsen.

Earlier this year, Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval issued a proclamation making March 2015 "Nevada Reading Month."

"I have pledged my administration to improving the reading skills of students in our state," Sandoval's proclamation said.