It’s the most populous city in the United States—a fast-paced global power influencing commerce, finance, media, art, fashion, research, technology, education, and entertainment. It is arguably the cultural and financial capital of the world, and this fall, Book Trust launched its program in twelve schools across the city.
Thanks to a partnership with the New York City Department of Education and the Fund for Public Schools, today, 4,700 students in K-8 renewal schools are building personal libraries through the Book Trust program.
Book Trust is quickly making its mark in classrooms across New York City: from the delivery of the book box and celebration that followed in Ms. Samuel’s PS 112 Bronxwood classroom,
to Ms. Charles writing each child’s name into his or her book before distributing them at PS 165 Ida Posner,
to students at PS 123 Mahalia Jackson creating a book recommendations poster and a Book Trust bulletin board outside their classroom.
It is no coincidence that Book Trust finds itself in a city that has been featured in countless books and whose famous residents and monuments have inspired authors and delighted readers around the globe. It’s only fair that New York City students have the opportunity to read and own books about their own.
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