Schoolchildren praised for reading over the summer

- The students at Brooklyn Landmark Elementary in Ocean Hill have a lot to celebrate this year. 

Summer is supposed to be a time for students to take a break from school, but dozens of these kids are being recognized for poring over books during their 2-month vacation.

Whether they perused love stories or mysteries, these kids decided to keep their brains working all summer long, thanks to Louise Phillips Forbes. Forbes is a Manhattan real estate agent who is dyslexic and felt it was her duty to bring literacy to low-income schools. 

Forbes and the nonprofit she works with called Change for Kids motivated the young bookworms to read every day over the summer and keep a logbook. In return, they'd get a $15 gift card to Barnes & Noble when they returned to school this fall. 

Nearly 80 of the approximately 300 kids at this school were honored with the reading award, and the kids who did read hope to inspire 

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