Troy, OH- Grammy award-winning singer/songwriter, actor, and television host Usher, with the support of Scholastic Inc., has donated 5,000 new children’s books to Kids Read Now, the innovative nonprofit organization working to eliminate the summer reading slide.
“Every year as children enjoy their summer vacations, they actually forget what they learned the previous school year if they don’t keep using their brains,” says the program’s co-founder and Executive Director, Barbara Lurie. “Unfortunately one of the biggest reasons some kids don’t read in the summer is they don’t have access to books. In some low-income neighborhoods there is only one book for...

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