GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) - ABC is teaming up with the nonprofit First Book, whose mission is to provide disadvantaged kids with new books.
The campaign is called the Magic of Storytelling. As part of the initiative, Disney is pledging to donate up to a million new books. On Monday, some members of the WZZM 13 team read to students at East Leonard Elementary School. A thousand books will be distributed to the school later this month.
"The work starts now," says GRPS Assistant Superintendent Carolyn Evans. "We will distribute the books, and our kids can enjoy the books first, work on fluency, and then we will be sending the books home so that our students can continue to read over the summer."