The Walls of a High School Have Been Transformed into Book Murals to Encourage Reading

As the students of an Illinois high school returned from their Christmas holidays, they were greeted with large book covers covering their school walls.

The hallways in many schools are rather dull and boring. However, Mundelein High School decided to change their white and grey walls by redecorating them with large murals of book covers so that students are more encouraged to read.

There are six book covers that stretch from the ceiling to ground of the corridor which leads to Mundelein School’s English department.

The school has shared their new hallway addition on Facebook describing it as a “routine hallway has been transformed into a giant motivational tableau to encourage reading”.

Visual Image Photography were the company that was responsible for designing and creating the murals so that students can enjoy seeing them as they returned from their Christmas break.

The school has received a lot of positive feedback after sharing its murals on their social media account.

The murals included the images of books such as: “All American Boys” by Jason Reynolds, “Wuthering Heights” by Charlotte Bronte, “Born to Run” by Christopher McDougall; “Beartown” by Fredrik Backman; “Never Let Me Go” by Kazuo Ishiguro; and “October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard” by Leslea Newman.

Other teachers from other schools have commented such as one teacher from Minnesota who said: “I would be elated to have my classroom and hallway painted like this.”

The shared photos have even been shared by the author of “All American Boys”- Jason Reynolds – he posted it on twitter with the caption “whoaaaa.”.

Students have also been reported to have been reacting positively to the murals.

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