New York Times bestselling author Denene Millner donated 100 copies of her book, “Early Sunday Morning,” to local organizations that support reading skills in children. The story follows a family as they go through their weekend routine, preparing for a special choir performance at church Sunday morning.
The books were donated to the Fest Foundation for Childhood Literacy, which usually mails books directly to individual homes to provide access to books for all children.
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Warren Steele, a local volunteer and board member of the foundation, said he was “more than happy to share the gift of literacy by distributing donated books to local organizations serving children to increase their access to age appropriate reading materials.”
“I created Denene Millner Books with one very specific goal to celebratethe humanity of black children,” said author Denene Millner. “All I ever wanted to do as an author, a publisher and a lover of babies is to get these stories into the hands of children who deserve to see themselves in the pages. With this incredible donation from a friend of Denene Millner Books, we were able to do that.
Millner said she was grateful to Steele for knowing what groups to distribute the books to. “My heart is so full!,” she wrote.
Girls, Inc. and Read Dads Read both thanked Millner and the Ferst Foundation for the donations.
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