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Destinations of Donated Books

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Captivating Reading

Hanne Brown remembers reading "The Little Engine That Could" to her son's daycare class.

"That engine worked so hard getting up the mountain," she says about the beloved train. "The kids were completely engaged."

Educators from The Molina Foundation and Pearson promote reading at an event on February 29, 2016.
Educators from The Molina Foundation and Pearson promote reading at an event on February 29, 2016.

Donated Books in the Hands of Readers

Hanne is Global Director of Sustainability Strategy and Reporting at Pearson—working to apply Pearson resources in order to help communities thrive.

"Not only do books ignite imaginations and take readers on journeys of wonder," Hanne says, "they also help children as learners."

It's a belief at the heart of a Pearson book donation program to marginalized children around the world.

"We donated tons of books to almost a dozen different non-profits in the U.S. last year," Hanne says. "All told in 2015, Pearson donated more than a million books to groups around the world."

"Since 2002, we have donated a percentage of our overstock books in the U.S. to children to help them learn and to enhance their chances of future success."

Small Readers, Big Smiles

Pearson teamed up with The Molina Foundation last month in California to put some of these books in the hands of young readers.

The pictures on this page were taken during that event.

"We want to make sure we reach all learners," Hanne says. "If we can do that, all of us thrive."