400,000 books distributed to children of low-income families

AFT-First Book partnership distribute books

BALTIMORE, Md. - The American Federation of Teachers and First Book will give out 400,000 new books that will serve children of low-income families. 

The AFT-First Book partnership will hand out the books to Dr. Bernard Harris Sr. Elementary School.  They also plan to announce the total amount of children's books that have been given out since the partnership began in 2011. 

The 400,000 books will be split up between Baltimore public schools and community groups, and the other half will be shipped to educators and community groups in over 500 towns and cities across the country.

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will be on hand at the event on December 4.  She has played a major part in making a Baltimore warehouse available to store the books prior to distribution.

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