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Author Supports Local Libraries

April 1, 2015

Believing fewer children are growing up in a household full of books, author James Patterson has announced he will donate $1.25 million to school libraries this year, in conjunction with Scholastic Reading Club.

People can nominate their school library for funding online at Donations will range from $1,000 to $10,000 per school.

"James' incredible generosity is moving and inspiring," Scholastic Reading Club president Judy Newman says. Patterson has more No. 1 New York Times bestselling books for children than any other living author. He is the author of "Middle School," "I Funny," "Maximum Ride" and "Witch & Wizard." His bestselling adult books include the Alex Cross series.

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