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Milwaukee children receive free books in 'If You Give a Child a Book' drive

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Posted at 12:03 PM, Jan 22, 2021

MILWAUKEE — More than 720 students at Next Door Foundation received a book through the "If You Give a Child a Book" book drive.

It’s a partnership with TMJ4, E.W. Scripps, Scholastic Books, and Bank Five Nine. The goal was to provide children with stories to help their imagination grow. The kids entered onto a mobile library bus and each child received three books. It was important for the kids to have stories about diversity and inclusion.

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“Our books are multi-cultural books so our children can see children who look like them when they are reading,” said Jackie Shanti, Books for Kids Program Manager.

Five-year-old Reign said she loves to read and is happy to add her Fancy Nancy book to her growing collection.

“It’s fun because you get to learn,” said Reign.

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