James Patterson

James Patterson Donates $2.5MM to Teachers to Help Grow Kids’ Love of Reading In the Midst of Covid-19 Hardships

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Erinn McGrath, 212-364-1181, Erinn.McGrath@hbgusa.com
Allyson Barkan, 212-389-3469, abarkan@scholastic.com

Author James Patterson is personally donating $2.5 million, and Scholastic Book Clubs is matching with 2.5 million Bonus Points

 

Author James Patterson Pledges $2.5 Million to Save Classroom Libraries in Renewed Partnership with Scholastic Book Clubs

World’s Bestselling Author James Patterson Pledges $2.5 Million to Save Classroom Libraries in Renewed Partnership with Scholastic Book Clubs

April 14, 2020, New York, NY – In the sixth year of his continued partnership with Scholastic Book Clubs, James Patterson announced today his personal pledge of up to $2.5 million to help teachers build their classroom libraries and give children a better chance of becoming lifelong readers.

Bestselling Author & Literacy Advocate James Patterson Renews Scholastic Book Clubs Classroom Library Campaign for 5th Year

World’s Bestselling Author and Literacy Advocate James Patterson Renews Scholastic Book Clubs Classroom Library Campaign for Milestone 5th Year

April 2, 2019, New York, NY – James Patterson announced today a personal pledge of $1.25 million to save classroom libraries in the fifth installment of his Patterson Partnership with Scholastic Book Clubs, a division of Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education, and media company.

Record Response to James Patterson & Scholastic Book Clubs’ 2018 Classroom Library Campaign Shows Dire Need for Funding

September 6, 2018, New York, NY – Earlier this year, James Patterson announced a personal pledge of $2 million (an increase over $1.75 million in 2017) to save classroom libraries in the fourth installment of his Patterson Partnership with Scholastic Book Clubs. Today, he distributes these funds to 4,000 teachers across the country in individual grants of $500, matched with 500 Bonus Points from Scholastic Book Clubs to further assist teachers in acquiring books and other materials needed in their classrooms.

James Patterson & Scholastic Book Clubs Announce 2017 Patterson Pledge Recipients

James Patterson & Scholastic Book Clubs’ 2017 School Library Campaign: Record Number of Applicants Underscores Dire Need for Classroom Funding

September 7, 2017, New York, NY – Earlier this year, James Patterson announced a personal pledge of $1.75 million to save classroom libraries in the third installment of his School Library Campaign in partnership with Scholastic Book Clubs.

James Patterson & Scholastic Reading Club Announce 2016 “Patterson Pledge” School Library Grants

James Patterson & Scholastic Reading Club Address Critical Need to Save School Libraries: School Library Campaign Awards Second Round of Grants

November 17, 2016, New York, NY – Earlier this year, James Patterson announced a personal pledge of $1.75 million to save school libraries in the second installment of his School Library Campaign. Today, he distributes these funds to 452 schools across the country, in grants that range from $1,000 to $10,000.

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