Tristar Reads

TRISTAR READS: Music is Magic

Watch Senator Ferrell Haile Read “Donkey-Donkey” Aloud

We’re thrilled to be joined by Senator Haile and his grandson this week as he reads “Donkey-Donkey” by Roger Duvoisin aloud to us. Keep reading to see what prizes you could win this week!

Have you heard about our TSR Team Leader program? Sign up today to lead the charge of promoting literacy in your community and encouraging students to read and potentially win a $1000 scholarship by reading. Click here to sign up and learn more about our Team Leader program. 

Watch Senator Ferrell Haile read here.  

Get reading with Tristar Reads at and log your reading hours each week for a chance to win one of three $1,000 scholarships. If you’ve joined a team, don’t forget to add your team name when you register!

Music is Magic

Music is a great conduit in bringing people together because it bridges a gap for people with different backgrounds, economic classes, ethnicities, genders, races, etc. It helps us as humans find common ground and a shared connection. Music is also fun and always seems to bring a smile to people of every age and stage of life. Just as Sen. Haile mentioned after reading “Donkey-Donkey,” we are all different but that doesn’t diminish the fact that we have value and can celebrate our uniqueness.

Summer should be full of fun and exploring different ways to engage in our diversity. Music Play Online is a fun tool to learn music theory, how to play an instrument, or take up a new skill. Take advantage of all the musical fun that the site offers this summer. 

Additionally, Metro Nashville Public Schools released a blog called, “What Music Makers Miss Most” about connecting with students and maintaining a sense of musical community. Check it out here

TSR Challenge of the Week

Does your student play an instrument, sing, or involved in music in any way? Send us a video or photo of your student engaging in some sort of music fun and we will feature it in our newsletter and social feeds, as well as sending you a fun book of your choice about music. 

Connect with Tennesseans for Student Success by using #TristarReadsWithUs on Twitter and Facebook

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