Ocoee Middle School Reading Video on 'Oprah'

Ocoee Middlel School in Florida created the "Gotta Keep Reading" flash mob video on YouTube to promote reading, and now Oprah Winfrey's giving the kids and faculty props for the effort. She'll speak with the kids and administration via satellite on her show today to give them a big air hug and congratulate them on the video.

Ocoee Middle School created the "Gotta Keep Reading" video (YouTube)
In addition to a big pat on the back, the host will announce that she's going to fund the renovation of the school's library, and pack it with 2,000 more books, according to the Orlando Sentinel.  She's throwing in some new computers for the lab there, too.

The video features a huge group of students singing lyrics set to the Black Eyed Peas song "I Got A Feeling." The kids are all holding books and rocking out -- dancing and all. "I know that you'll have a ball, turn of the TV and just read 'em all," goes the revamped song. The video was shot in December 2009, and has taken off on YouTube since.

See the video here:
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