From the NCFL blog:
On Wednesday, Emily Kirkpatrick, Meg Ivey and I headed up to snowy Detroit for a book giveaway from Better World Books. Better World Books donated 6,400 books to three family literacy programs in Southwest Detroit, and NCFL was on hand for the donation!
We met up with Rudy and Phil from BWB at Roberto Clemente Learning Academy, one of the three sites to receive books. They had driven up from South Bend, Indiana, with 8 huge pallets of books.
After a quick tour of the school from Principal Helena Lazo, we headed off to the auditorium for the presentation.
Our special guest for the event was Lloyd Jackson from WJR radio in Detroit. Lloyd accepted the books on behalf of the three Detroit programs and also interviewed Emily for his nightly radio program.
After Lloyd’s acceptance speech, Rudy from Better World Books told the story of his first book, The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
Afterwards, the parents from the family literacy programs selected books to share with their children. As you can see from the pictures, it was a very exciting time!
Thanks to Better World Books for this generous donation, and for supporting NCFL and literacy in so many ways. So far, the company has converted more than 11 million donated books into $5.2 million in funding for literacy and education!