Mardi Gras Indians are known for their call-and-response chants, but at Moton Charter School in New Orleans recently, they were all about reading and response.

Students were treated to Mardi Gras Indian performances, story readings and lessons in conflict resolution as The Mardi Gras Indian Hall of Fame, Guardians Institute and Basin Street Station joined to present the 11th annual Mardi Gras Indian Holiday Book Program.

Students were given books in memory of Big Chief Donald Harrison Sr. from his widow, Herreast J. Harrison, co-founder and director of Guardians Institute. The program aims to increase achievement in reading. More photos ä 4G