Category: Tristar Reads

Wrapping Up the Summer with Tristar Reads

This is the final week of Tristar Reads and while the program is coming to a close, we hope you continue to keep reading throughout the school year. 

Recapping What We’ve Learned

Knowledge is power and you can gain knowledge through reading. As Tristar Reads comes to a close, we encourage you to keep reading, learning and growing. 

Here’s a quick overview of what we learned this summer: 

1. Your words have power. 

2. Dare to be your own person and celebrate who you are. 

3. You have the right to be heard. 

4. Take a leap of faith and get out of your comfort zone. 

5. Be humble by thinking of yourself less, not less of yourself. 

6. Stay optimistic. 

7. Be a leader. 

We’re thankful you joined us this summer as we discussed the way we can be superheroes in our day-to-day lives. 

We’d love your feedback on how we can improve Tristar Reads in the future. Would you take a moment to fill out our quick survey? We would appreciate any and all feedback. 


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Watch the Tennesseans for Student Success staff read Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses by Kimberly and James Dean. 

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The Final Countdown of Tristar Reads!

Tristar Reads is in its final stretch with ONE WEEK left!

This week, we are highlighting superheroes who display leadership and honor the rules of the road. Read below for this week’s Superhero Challenge and learn about ways you can use your superhero powers these last weeks with Tristar Reads

Superheroes are Leaders

The truth is everyday superheroes are leaders

Many of the traits we’ve talked about over the summer have been qualities of a leader ranging from optimism, to humility, courage and using encouraging words. Leaders tend to do the right thing in trying circumstances, they treat others with respect, they aren’t afraid to take risks and they admit their mistakes. While being a good leader is easier said than done, when encountering obstacles, these traits will help you be prepared for the situations that may come your way. 

Throughout the school year, begin to take on the mindset of a leader in order to tackle the homework and challenges that are thrown your way each day.

Keep logging your hours on tristarreads.com for a chance to win a $1,000 scholarship and many other exciting prizes! And don’t forget to log the hours you read during school. 

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Superheroes abide by the rules of the road, especially when riding their vehicles on the road. 

Watch Robert Johnson, Safe Routes to School Manager at Walk Bike Nashville, as he reads Bicycling Rules of the Road: The Adventures of Devin Van Dyke by Kelly Pulley. 

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Thank You for Participating in Tristar Reads!

Thank you for reading with Tristar Reads this summer! We would love your feedback and find out ways we can improve the program.

Please take our short survey!

TWO WEEKS Left of Tristar Reads!

Goodbye summer, hello back to school. We now have TWO WEEKS left of Tristar Reads!

This week, we are highlighting superheroes who look on the bright side of things. Read below for this week’s Superhero Challenge and learn about ways you can use your superhero powers these last two weeks with Tristar Reads!

Superheroes Defy Odds with Optimism 

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines optimism as “an inclination to put the most favorable construction upon actions and events or to anticipate the best possible outcome.”

One of the keys to being like a superhero, is to have a positive outlook on life. When faced with a tough situation, superheroes often see the situation with a glass half-full attitude. Optimism is contagious so if you remain positive and expect good outcomes, others around you will usually do the same.

Superheroes typically defy the odds which is largely driven by their positivity.

As the school year picks up, think about your favorite superhero and the optimistic attitude they have to help you tackle learning and reading in and out of school. Your positivity will take you far.

Keep logging your hours on tristarreads.com for a chance to win a $1,000 scholarship and many other exciting prizes! And don’t forget to log the hours you read during school! 

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Superheroes make lemonade out of lemons, just like Maisy does in the book, “Maisy Makes Lemonade.”

Watch Rebecca Thomas, Save the Children Community Engagement Coordinator, as she reads this classic book by Lucy Cousins. 

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Thank You for Participating in Tristar Reads!

Thank you for reading with Tristar Reads this summer! We would love your feedback and find out ways we can improve the program. Please take our short survey!

Learning to Put Others First with Tristar Reads!

This week, we are highlighting superheroes who put others first and show true humility. Read below for this week’s Superhero Challenge and learn about ways you can use your superhero powers this summer with Tristar Reads


Superheroes Learn About Humility

Humility doesn’t mean thinking less of yourself, it means thinking of yourself less. Superheroes help those in need and take the lead with others in mind. They are an example of putting others first. As they lead, their followers mimic their humble behavior and service-minded attitude.

Now, this doesn’t mean that they don’t make mistakes, but they are quick to forgive and admit their faults. You can learn so much by reading: growing in your learning skills and seeing examples of how leaders overcome obstacles.

As school is in full swing, it’s important to keep growing and learning new things through reading how superheroes treat others. We can learn a thing or two by watching how they conquer tough challenges that arise. 


3 Weeks Left!

Now is the time to sign up for Tristar Reads with only THREE WEEKS left! As you read your way into the school year, continue to log your hours on tristarreads.com for a chance to win a $1,000 scholarship and many other exciting prizes! And don’t forget to log those hours you read during school! 


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Let’s watch Elle Benson, Director of Capacity Building for the Alliance for Better Nonprofits (ABN), East Tennessee’s nonprofit resource center, read “Put me in the Zoo,” by Robert Lopshire.

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