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PROLITERACY’S GREAT AMERICAN BOOK SALE RAISES $38,000 FOR ADULT LITERACY
Posted on October 22, 2021

ProLiteracy’s Great American Book Sale, held September 20-26, raised $38,000 for adult literacy. Proceeds from the sale will be donated to ProLiteracy’s National Book Fund and Mobile Learning Fund. These programs provide adult literacy and basic education programs with print and digital materials to help teach adults to read.

More than 120 authors donated over 600 titles to the fundraising event--including New York Times bestsellers Nora Roberts, Richard Blanco, Julia Quinn, Kevin Kwan, Brit Bennett, Debbie Macomber, and more. This sale was made possible through a generous sponsorship and match totaling $35,000 from the Nora Roberts Foundation.

“There are 43 million adults in the United States who lack basic education and literacy skills. These individuals are some of the most vulnerable people in our society, and many were among the first to lose their jobs during the economic downturn of the pandemic,” said Kevin Morgan, president and CEO of ProLiteracy. “Low literacy is often a silent issue, so the annual Great American Book Sale is one of the ways that ProLiteracy is committed to raising awareness about adult literacy while supporting local programs.”

For a list of participating authors and additional information on how to invest in the future of adult literacy, visit ProLiteracy.org



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About ProLiteracy

ProLiteracy is the largest adult literacy and basic education nonprofit membership organization in the nation. ProLiteracy is the leader in adult literacy content development, programs, and advocacy for more than 60 years. ProLiteracy works with its member organizations to help adults gain the reading, writing, math, English, and digital skills they need to be successful. ProLiteracy advocates on behalf of adult learners and the programs that serve them, provides training and professional development, and publishes materials used in adult literacy and basic education instruction. ProLiteracy has 1,000 member programs in all 50 states, and works with 21 nongovernmental organizations in 35 developing countries. For more information, visit ProLiteracy.org. You can follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.