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CHICAGO — Thanks to a librarian’s wish and donations from around the world, every child in a Chicago school will have their own new book this Christmas.
Jennifer Gladkowski is a librarian at Morril Elementary School in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood.
Three weeks ago, she posted a wishlist on Amazon asking for a book for every student in her school. The idea came to him after seeing children unable to buy books at their recent book fair.
“I felt so bad that we had so many students who didn’t have enough money to buy a book and I wish I could buy them all a book,” she said. “I thought, ‘What if I could get them all a book for Christmas?'”
Her wish took off on social media and in just three weeks all the books were purchased and on their way to school.
840 books were collected. She hides the $8,000 worth of books in cupboards and boxes.
“I am so upset. I don’t think so many people in the United States and around the world have been so kind. »
Gladkowski plans to share the news with all students next week.
Since this book drive went so well, Jennifer says she plans to host another wishlist soon so the kids can grow their library at home.
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