Barbara Bush Virtual Book Drive for Children
The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy, a leading advocate for family literacy, announced the launch of a virtual book drive in celebration of its 25th Anniversary.
Beginning Monday, and continuing through Friday, April 25th, you can visit the site to vote for your favorite children’s book.
For every vote cast, Scholastic will donate a children’s book to one of its literacy programs. One vote, one book. Lots of votes, lots of books for children who urgently need them.
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“The American Dream is about equal opportunity for everyone who works hard. Like my mom, I believe our nation’s precious children deserve the chance to succeed in the classroom, and their parents play an important role in their learning process,” said Doro Bush Koch, co-chair of the Foundation. “This is a great way to get books into the hands of children and help families learn their way to a better life.”
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“Ninety percent of low-literacy preschoolers are ready for kindergarten after one year in our programs,” said Liza McFadden, president and CEO of the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy, “We can do more, and with the public’s support during this campaign, together we will.”
The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy was founded by former First Lady Barbara Bush.