Walla Walla author donates 10,000 books to local students

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One Walla Walla author is giving back by donating more than 10,000 books to students in Tri-Cities and Walla Walla.

Last week, best-selling children’s author Patrick Carman stopped by schools in Kennewick, Pasco, Richland and Walla Walla to drop off thousands of his books for free.

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“Somewhere along the way I just felt like gosh it’s been a really tough year for kids,” Carman said.

Carman says it’s important for kids to own their own books and to take a break from screens.

“I’ve been working on a lot of things part of it is this book giveaway part of it is this podcast to just try and give kids a reason to turn pages or listen to stories as oppose to looking at screens a lot,” Carman said.

Courtesy: Kennewick School District

Carman tells Action News he’s also started GoKidGo a place where kids can listen to free original narrative podcasts.

Source: https://www.keprtv.com/

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