b'EDUCATION: EXCELLENCE AT ALL LEVELSBlitzing with Books:Countywide Program Fosters Literacy One Classic at a TimeBy Mitch MooreIt might seem unlikely that a single book could have a last-ing positive impact on an entire county. But when virtually every elementary-school student is read-ing that same bookalong with their families, teachers and even members of the cafeteria and custodial staffsthe exponential effect has a way of permanently changing young lives for the bet-ter. Thats the philosophy behind One Book Blitz, a literacy initiative that spans multiple local school systemsBlount County and the cities of Maryville and Alcoa. 34 Basically Blount 2021'