Duchess of Cornwall presents literary award to Hyde schoolgirl

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Lisa Yong Hui Li  (pictured above next to "The Fonz") collected her award from the Duchess of Cornwall at Clarence House.

She was one of the winners of The National Literacy Trust's campaign to find Britain's top 10 Literary Hero's. Each of of the winners was picked because of the impact they have had on a community's reading and writing skills or because they have have overcome literacy problems of their own.

Lisa came to England three years ago with her mum and twin brother to link up with her dad who was working in Manchester's Chinatown. They all now live above their takeaway in Newton, Hyde.Lisa who is a pupil at All Saint's Catholic College in DUKINFIELD,has read over 102 books(or 4,663,243 words) in her first year year at the school.She was nominated for the award by Julie Carrs, the school's Learning Resources Manager. Julie said " as the school librarian I got to know Lisa really well within a matter of weeks.She was a regular visitor to our library and borrowed several books every week. Staff were always remarking that Lisa was always reading a book even while she was in the school canteen or lining up for lessons.

As one of the 10 winners the Tameside youngster was in some famous company, other winners included Henry Winkler, who played "The Fonz" in "Happy Days" and was chosen for writing a series of children's books about Hank Ziper, a bright schoolboy with learning difficulties, Henry winkler himself is Dyslexic. JK Rowling was also among the winners and was chosen for turning a generation of children into readers through the Harry Potter series.

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