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La First Lady Donna Edwards hosting virtual readings via Facebook live

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Posted at 11:42 AM, Mar 28, 2020

Louisiana's First Lady Donna Edwards is providing some educational entertainment for students as most are out of school due to the spread of the coronavirus.

Edwards has started a Virtual Reading program, where, every Tuesday and Thursday, she goes live on her Facebook page to read children's books by various Louisiana authors.

The lives take place at 11 a.m., and have so far featured local authors like Tina Hebert, Veronica Waldrop, and Wendy V. Cartozzo. Edwards has also featured Acadiana author Alysson Bourque, author of the Alycat series.

Parents and students can tune in at 11 a.m. on Facebook for the readings, and if you miss a live or have a favorite, the videos are always available on her page for viewing.

Edwards featured special guests on Thursday - her daughter Samantha, an elementary school counselor, and the family's four-legged furry friend Lady.

"We hope that your furry friends are staying safe too, this gives you a lot of extra time to love on them too," said Edwards. "God bless each and every one of you. Keep up the positive outlook. We're going to get through this, Louisiana."

The latest live reading is below: