There wasn't any small talk between Courtney Holmes and the clients who sat in his barber chair on Saturday.
Instead, children from kindergartners to fifth-graders read books to Holmes in exchange for a free back-to-school haircut. Some children breezed through their book and reached for another, while others stumbled on words.
"The kids would come in, and I would say, "Go to the table and get a book you might like, and if you can't read it, I'll help you understand and we can read it together," Holmes, of Dubuque, Iowa, told USA TODAY Network.
Saturday, August 15, 2015
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