Best-selling author James Patterson is making good on his commitment to donate money to classroom libraries. This is the fourth year of his “Patterson Pledge” campaign and he says he’ll give $2 million this year.
Grants of $500 are being distributed to 4,000 teachers around the country and that’s being matched by 500 “Bonus Points” from Scholastic Book Clubs. Since the novelist started the “Patterson Pledge” in 2015, he’s given away over $7 million to pre-K through 12th grade teachers and has donated millions to literacy programs and independent booksellers.
Patterson says he’s “thrilled” to help teachers with their “extraordinary efforts” to get kids reading.
Source: Washington Post
Mrs. Wells’s students are shopping for their classroom library thanks to the $500 they won from @Scholastic & James Patterson. @mercerm3 @GreeneCoSch @Amandac62135564 @NiswongerFound #canthaveeverhaveenoughbooks pic.twitter.com/jIKOHjVhGk— Glenwood Elementary (@GlenwoodChiefs) September 7, 2018
We are so proud of Mrs. King. She received the James Patterson Reward for Schools from Scholastic. She will receive $500.00 and 500 bonus points for her classroom! Happy Reading, Mrs. King!!! pic.twitter.com/YcfjreUcE4— McKissick Academy of Science and Technology (@MASTFINSUP) September 7, 2018