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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Reading Is Fundamental Kick Off Book Tour with Children’s Literacy Celebrations at Ft. Bragg, Joint Base Andrews

Abdul-Jabbar will speak with parents and kids, share his inspiring life story and sign copies of his book. Kids at the literacy celebration will also receive free books from Reading Is Fundamental. The celebrations are an especially personal cause for Abdul-Jabbar, whose parents first met at Ft. Bragg when his father was a member of the Army Band.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is the NBA’s all-time leading scorer with 38,387 points and a Basketball Hall of Fame inductee. Since retiring, Abdul-Jabbar has been an actor, basketball coach, and an author. Sasquatch in the Paint is his second children’s book.

These events were made possible through the generous support of Macy’s and Reading Is Fundamental Board Member Matthew McCorry and his wife Amanda McCorry.

About RIF

Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) delivers free books and literacy resources to children and families in underserved communities in the United States. By giving children the opportunity to own a book, RIF inspires them to become lifelong readers and achieve their full potential. As the nation’s largest children’s literacy nonprofit, RIF has placed 410 million books in the hands of more than 39 million children since it was established in 1966. Learn more and help RIF provide books to kids who need them most, visit RIF.org.

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