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James Patterson donates $2 million to classroom libraries

Sunday, September 9, 2018

James Patterson donates $2 million to classroom libraries

NEW YORK

James Patterson is on Round IV of his donations to classroom libraries.

The best-selling novelist told The Associated Press on Thursday that he was acting on his pledge to give $2 million in 2018, the fourth year of his “Patterson Pledge” campaign. Grants of $500 are being distributed to 4,000 teachers from around the country, to be matched by 500 “Bonus Points” from Scholastic Book Clubs.

Since launching the “Patterson Pledge” in 2015, he has given away more than $7 million to teachers in grades pre-K through 12.

Publisher to celebrate Salinger centennial

NEW YORK

With J.D. Salinger’s centennial coming next year, the big news so far is that his publisher is planning to celebrate it.

Little, Brown and Company announced Tuesday that new editions of “The Catcher in the Rye” and his three other works of fiction – “Franny and Zooey,” “Nine Stories” and “Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour: An Introduction” – would be released in November. Nationwide events will be announced later this year, Little, Brown said.

The anniversary editions will include paperbacks with new covers and a bound set of unjacketed hardcovers.

Associated Press