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First Lady Laura Bush Visits The Big Read Egypt/U.S.

Arts Midwest coordinated First Lady Laura Bush’s visit to the Fayrouz Experimental Language School in Sharm al Sheikh, Egypt, on Sunday, May 18, 2008 to highlight and discuss The Big Read Egypt/U.S. with students and local officials. At the school Mrs. Bush met with Egyptian officials responsible for implementing The Big Read Egypt/U.S. initiative, Egyptian Minister of Education Dr. Yousry El Gamal, and U.S. Ambassador to Egypt Margaret Scobey. Following a discussion with the school’s students about the importance of reading and an introductory question and answer session on the book _To Kill a Mockingbird_, Mrs. Bush addressed the World Economic Forum.

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