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Hurricane Harvey Relief at the Texas Book Festival

The Texas Book Festival, started by Laura Bush in 1995, has always had a mission of literacy outreach. One of their programs is Reading Rock Stars, which currently serves schools in Austin, Houston, and the Rio Grande Valley.

The Texas Book Festival’s Reading Rock Stars program is a hands-on literacy initiative that sends nationally recognized authors into Title I schools in Texas to inspire young readers with dynamic presentations and send them home with the most empowering experience of all – their very own book. The Texas Book Festival funds and coordinates the author visits and donates the books to the children as well as a set of books to each school’s library. 

This year you can make a $15 donation at a register in a BookPeople Book Sales Tent to buy a book for a Reading Rock Stars student in Houston. For each book you buy, TBF and the Tocker Foundation will match with a book for an affected library (up to 500 books each), turning one book into three. See more at #TXBookStrong.

If you're going to the festival this weekend (November 4 and 5th), think about making a donation to help out kids affected by Hurricane Harvey!

This article originally appeared on In Bed With Books