As we all know, Stormy Sandy has destroyed our shores, but not our spirits. Many efforts are already in place to begin rebuilding structures and lives. The flood waters of Stormy Sandy have not only impacted families by damaging homes and businesses, but also significantly impacted our children and their schools. Schools have been damaged and in many cases their libraries of books have been destroyed.
As a caring, South Jersey community, we are pulling our talents and skills together during the week of January 28th – Feb. 1st, with a community outreach called – “Restoring Our Shore Schools Through Literacy – BOOK BLAST!” We invite you to participate in this effort.
The Reading Council of Southern NJ, local schools, Author/Illustrator Michelle Nelson-Schmidt, and Usborne Books & More are collaborating together with a week of literacy events that will generate FREE BOOKS to the shore school communities. Local schools who have not been impacted by Stormy Sandy will be hosting an author visit/book signing. The schools and students will be donating the free books, earned through the book sales, to the shore schools. Author/Illustrator Michelle Nelson-Schmidt is waiving her school visit fee and is also donating 300 books. Additionally, Usborne Books & More will match books sales with 100% Free Books! We are requesting your support in helping to make these events a success.