Bestselling author James Patterson to donate $2.5 million for US classroom libraries

Photo from James Patterson's Official website

“There is no such thing as a kid who hates reading. There are kids who love reading, and kids who are reading the wrong books.” -James Patterson

Bestselling author James Patterson, in partnership with Scholastic Book Clubs, is giving away grants for school teachers in the US. The grant is for the improvement of school and classroom libraries.

This is not the first time that the writer has donated to school libraries. In a six-year partnership with Scholastic Book Clubs, he also has donated $8.5 million.

They will give away $500 each for 5,000 teachers to add more resources to school and classroom libraries. The grant program is for teachers from pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12 in United States schools. Grant application is until July 31, 2020.

For their application, teachers are asked to write how they plan to use the award in 50 words.

For more information, go to Scholastics's 2020 Scholastic Book Clubs & James Patterson's Classroom Library Grant.

James Patterson is an American writer and philanthrophist. Among his bestselling works are the Alex Cross, Michael Bennett, Women's Murder Club, Maximum Ride, Daniel X, NYPD Red, Witch and Wizard, and Private book series.

Source: "James Patterson Pledges $2.5 Million for Classroom Libraries." (2020 April 14). Retrieved from School Library Journal.

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