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Travel the state this summer with
Camellia Bear

Alabama 200 and Reach Out and Read-Alabama are partnering to celebrate the state’s bicentennial in 2019. The 10th annual Rx for Summer Reading Program will feature Alabama, My Home Sweet Home, by Charles Ghigna.

Special thanks goes to the Vulcan Materials Company for their generous donation of the books for our summer campaign.

In a recent study, people in low-income households made less than half the annual number of long-distance trips per person than the population as a whole (a trip is defined as a roundtrip to a destination at least 100 miles or more from home). With 25 percent of Alabama’s children living in poverty, we can help families explore the state through Charles Ghigna’s book, Alabama: My Home Sweet Home in our 2019 Rx for Summer Reading program. 

“As we celebrate the state’s bicentennial, we look back to our past, but we also look to our future,” said Jay Lamar, Executive Director of the Alabama Bicentennial Commission. “We want the next hundred years to be all they can be, which means nurturing a love of learning and achievement in our young people. Reach Out and Read-Alabama certainly does that.” 

View more on the partnership here.