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Free Books Available For Elementary-Aged Students At Meals To Go Sites Starting April 20

Volunteers from Broadway Baptist Church will start distributing new books to Fort Worth ISD elementary-aged students at Meals to Go pickup sites on Monday, April 20.

The books, donated by children’s literacy nonprofit Reading Partners, are available in English and Spanish for student use at home. Each book will include a reading comprehension card for parents to use as they help guide their child’s reading.  comprehensioncards

“During this challenging time, Reading Partners is pleased to continue to work with Fort Worth ISD on virtual services and to provide resources including new books to students and their families to support learning in homes,” said Lisa Bracken, Reading Partners North Texas executive director. “As we all continue to find ways to educate students, we have found that books in homes are critical to continue to support reading achievement.

Approximately 2,000 books were recently delivered to Broadway Baptist where volunteers organized them and prepared them for distribution. The books are available for students while supplies last. 

Titles being distributed to students include:

  • At the Museum / En el museo, Isabel Muñoz
  • La carrera de autos / The Car Race, Juan Pablo Lombana
  • Big Dog and Little Dog / Perrazo y Perrito, Dav Pilkey
  • I need a Hug / Necesito un abrazo, Aaron Blabey
  • Abuelo y los tres osos / Abuelo and the Three Bears, Jerry Tello
  • The Library's Secret / El secreto de la biblioteca, Ana Galán
  • Little Nita's Big Idea / La gran idea de la pequeña Nita, Anna W. Bardaus
  • Ten Little Puppies / Diez perritos, Adapted from a traditional nursery rhyme in Spanish, Alma Flor Ada
  • What Will We Build Today? / ¿Qué construiremos hoy?, Katherine Durgin-Bruce
  • ¡Tamales! ¡Tamales! ¡Tamales!, A multicultural tale / Un cuento multicultural, Nina Flores

Meals To Go locations are open from noon to 1:30 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays at 18 schools across the District. For a complete list of Meals To Go locations, visit

The book distribution coincides with Fort Worth ISD’s initiative –100 X 25 FWTX – which sets a goal of 100% of third graders reading at or above grade level by the year 2025.   Superintendent Kent P. Scribner is partnering with Mayor Betsy Price and city business officials to lead the community-wide Read Fort Worth initiative. This collective impact strategy engages parents, grandparents, and caregivers as well as volunteers from the city’s business sector, higher education, non-profit organizations, and the faith-based community.


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