The Charlotte Hornets and Lowe’s Home Improvement are promoting literacy throughout Charlotte using the Hornets Book Bus, and featuring the team mascot, Hugo the Hornet. The converted school bus holds over 3,000 books with custom shelves built on the inside. Students watch a presentation from Hugo before boarding the bus to get the chance to pick out a book.

This year, students will have the chance to select On the Hardwood: Charlotte Hornets , featuring an entire chapter devoted to Hugo the Hornet. The Hornets team book not only supports literacy, but gives local students the chance to learn about the history of their favorite team!