West Virginia kids to receive books for summer reading

West Virginia News

CHARLESTON, WV (AP) — West Virginia elementary school students will receive an array of free books this summer.

The state Department of Education is entering the second year of the West Virginia Blue Ribbon Book Club, distributing 258,000 books to public school children entering grades one through three.

Books will be shipped by the end of this month.

Teachers also will receive books in order to create lesson plans for the upcoming school year.

The book club is a partnership between the department, the Marshall University June Harless Center and The Dollywood Foundation.

The department also has included a lineup of celebrity readers on its website.

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