last minute

James Patterson donates $2 million to classroom libraries

Star InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar Inactive
 

NEW YORK (AP) — James Patterson is on Round IV of his donations to classroom libraries.

The best-selling novelist told The Associated Press on Thursday that he was acting on his pledge to give $2 million in 2018, the fourth year of his "Patterson Pledge" campaign.

Grants of $500 are being distributed to 4,000 teachers from around the country, to be matched by 500 "Bonus Points" from Scholastic Book Clubs.

Since launching the "Patterson Pledge" in 2015, he has given away more than $7 million to teachers in grades pre-K through 12. He also has donated millions to literacy programs and independent booksellers.

Patterson said in a statement that he was "thrilled" to help teachers and their "extraordinary efforts" to get kids reading.

Source: AP

 

Popular Now

 

 


Recommends

Police: Woman went on drunken hit-and-run spree in Maryland


OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) — A Delaware woman has been charged with nearly 50 criminal violations after police say she went on a drunken hit-and-run spree in Maryland.

New shark catch limit to go into effect in Maryland

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A new catch limit for large coastal sharks will go into effect in Maryland next week.

Events

CONCERT CALENDAR

Here is a quick look at the upcoming shows.