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1,000 Books Donated for International Literacy Day

Today's THV (Little Rock, AR)
In observance of International Literacy Day, First Lady Ginger Beebe will join the Alex Foundation and the Arkansas Reading Association to help distribute over 1,000 books on Friday, September 7. Approximately 1,100 recycled and new reading books are made available through purchases made by the Alex Foundation and 123 new books are made available by its partner, First Book. "The idea is to put books into the hands of children," says Chad Cummings Jr with the Alex Foundation. "When a child has his or her own book, there's just this pride of possession and all of a sudden it really engenders that desire to read."

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