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Capstone Supports Cartwright School District's Summer Reading Book Donation Program
April 11, 2011
Cartwright School District Invests in Summer Reading by Giving More than 100,000 Books to Students
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – April 11, 2011 – Continuing its efforts to promote student literacy and encourage reading over the summer vacation, Cartwright School District in Phoenix, Ariz., is investing in summer reading by giving more than 100,000 books to its 18,000 students. Students in each grade level, from Kindergarten through grade 8, will receive six books along with activity notes to their parents offering suggestions on how families can participate in their child’s learning.
The assorted books include a mix of recreational reading along with more curriculum-based titles purchased from Heinemann-Raintree Classroom, a division of Capstone, the leading publisher of children’s books and digital products and services.
“Capstone is thrilled to support Cartwright’s summer reading initiative by increasing kids’ time spent reading during summer vacation,” said Tom Ahern, Capstone CEO. “Capstone books are the number one choice of kids and we know they will find success with our books.”
Among the books students will receive include award-winning titles from the Graphic Science series, winner of the Teachers' Choice Award for Children's Books (Learning Magazine) and an Honor Book Award recipient (Society of School Librarians International), the Graphic Flash series, recipient of the Premier Selection Award (Junior Library Guild), and several titles from the Acorn and Read Me! series, both recommended by the National Science Teachers Association.
Cartwright School District serves more than 18,000 students in 16 elementary schools and four middle schools in Phoenix, Ariz.
Capstone is the leading publisher of children’s books and digital products and services, offering everything from nonfiction, fiction, and picture books to interactive books, audio books, and literacy programs. Imprints and divisions include Capstone Press, Compass Point Books, Heinemann-Raintree, Heinemann-Raintree Classroom, Picture Window Books, Stone Arch Books, and Capstone Digital. For more information, visit www.CapstonePub.com. Connect with them at http://Connect.CapstonePub.com.