Kapolei High School Library is decorated with READ posters of administration, students and celebrities. Librarian Sandy made the school READ administration and student posters with Photoshop or purchased poster templates from The American Library Association (ALA). She also purchased celebrity READ posters from ALA. What a great way to encourage reading.
Teachers, mentors and peers do influence what students read. When my daughter was in the third grade she mentioned that her teacher said the Joy Luck Club was a really good book. She wanted to borrow it from the public library as it was not at her school library. I told her that book was something to read when she got older. She did eventually read the book in high school and agreed it was not for a third grader. At the same time, I am quite sure she picked up the Joy Luck Club to read all those years later because her teacher said it was a good book!