Walla Walla author donates 10,000 books to local students
WALLA WALLA, Wash. — 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.
“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.
Carman tells Action News he’s also started GoKidGo a place where kids can listen to free original narrative podcasts.