With an donation by $fifteen a million by author James Patterson, Scholastic Book Clubs has launched “The U.S.A. By Readers,” an classroom program designed to address literacy inequity.
Scholastic announced Mon that United States by Readers will help bring books to 32,000 kids nationwide, grades K-8, by low-income families.
“In and so many communities around the country even our affordable offerings is out from reach as some families, and teachers is having to invite the books themselves,” Judy Newman, president and “Reader-in-Chief” by Scholastic Book Clubs, said in an statement. “We knew we needed to come up on a alternative to our tried and true model, because all child needs to be able to choose and own books, and see themselves as an reader! The U.S.A. by Readers does just that.”
Patterson, among the world’s bestselling novelists, has already donated more $ten a million to teachers and students through Scholastic.
“I have been working my entire career to get kids reading as I believe that illiteracy is one by the biggest challenges our country faces,” he said in an statement. “And in many cases, kids simply need access to books — and especially books they want to read — to fall in love on reading, characters, and stories. Through my partnership on Scholastic these past 7 yrs, we’ve made some great strides to do that. And I’m particularly excited about these new program because them will bring books to those schools and communities that need it the most, and ones that we have not served before.”