Ludacris loves books just like me and is the face of the Epic Book Drive

Posted at April 17, 2011 by Comments Off

Ludacris is teaming up with Better World Books and DoSomething.org to launch the “Epic Book Drive,” encouraging young people from around the country to organize book drives in order to help restock the Recovery School District libraries in New Orleans. Better World Books is taking care of the shipping for groups, and if 150 cartons or more are collected, they will organize a pick-up. I think it’s geared toward high schools, but I’m sure anyone can donate.

According to Look To The Stars, the schools that were damaged by Hurricane Katrina, like the rest of the area I’m guessing, are still on the mend and in dire need of books with only 1 book per 300 children in New Orleans’ low-income neighborhoods! 1 book per 300 children?! I can’t even fathom that! I feel like a glutton with all the books that I have in my mini library. The Recovery School District is made up of 69 traditional and public charter schools that serve 30,000 kids, and their goal is to transform the underperforming schools into successful learning institutions, and that can’t be done without books!

So far, I haven’t heard Bill O’Reilly attack Better World Books or DoSomething.org for teaming up with Ludacris, like he did with Pepsi. Personally, I thought O’Reilly’s little attack was unnecessary. Ludacris is a highly recognizable person, and whether it is a nonprofit or a corporation wanting to bank on his image, that shouldn’t matter, in my opinion.

Anyway, part of the reason I’ve been so MIA lately is that I’ve been reading a bunch of books. Seriously. None of them have been that great, though, and I’m always open to suggestions!!!!! The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova is my favorite, but I also love the Mark Twain and John Steinbeck, and most of the late 19th century American Literature. Tell me what to read in the c-section!

So, if you want to get the ball rolling on book collections for the Epic Book Drive, visit their site HERE. There are prizes, too, for students who collect more than 150 full cartons of books and the school that collects the most books!

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