The book initiative is part of the governor's "Reads to Lead" child literacy push.
Martinez’s administration released data on the most recent student achievement results which show third-grade reading levels in Deming increased 2.5 percentage points last year.
While there, the governor read Three Little Javelinas to Chaparral first-graders in the school library.
Three Little Javelinas, written by Susan Lowell, is a retelling of the classic Three Little Pigs that is set in the southwest, with the main characters three hairy, swine-like javelinas, also known as peccaries, who come across a coyote who wants to eat them. The story features elements of Native American, Mexican and Old West culture.
Also in attendance for the governor’s visit were school board members Bayne Anderson, John Sweetser and Ron Wolfe, along with several top administrators.
The governor planned to visit two elementaries in Lordsburg Monday as well.