As someone who identified as a tried and true bookworm in high school, English was far and away my favorite class. And while I was often inspired by some of the reading selections — hello, 100 Years of Solitude! — Mundelein High School's English teachers have outdone themselves by creating gorgeous murals featuring some of their favorite books. And frankly, I need to know how this Illinois high school is not churning out author after author.
Each mural was printed on gigantic vinyl sheets, and they represent each teacher's favorite book. Ryan Buck, the educator who led the mural project, told the Daily Herald that his students approve of the titles. "[All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely and Born to Run by Christopher McDougall] are two books that I would choose as my favorites," he said. "But they're also books that students really enjoy."
Ever since Mundelein High School shared the project on its Facebook page, the compliments have been flooding in. "I was amazed at the responses," said school spokesman Ron Girard on Facebook. "Many comments are from teachers and administrators from all over the country wanting to copy the idea." Read through to get a look at this school's creative — and completely inspiring — facelift, and try not to pitch the idea to your kids' district.