Who can turn down an opportunity for FREE books?

Through a partnership with the Molina Foundation and some hard work by Iowa State University Extension’s Jennifer Pollard and Clarke Community School’s very own Tenysa Wright, Clarke Middle School students have been granted access to hundreds of FREE copies of the new book titled The Sacrifice.free books in clarke community schools

The Sacrifice: An Enemy Novel, written by celebrated Author Charlie Higson, is a post-apocalyptic novel in the young adult horror genre. It’s plot follows the main character, Sam, seeking to reunite with his sister after chaos and plague in fictional future London, England. His trek takes him through armies and disease to find his family. What is the Disease? Is there a Cure?

Unspeakable horrors, edge-of-the-seat suspense, and stomach-churning plot twists continue in this, the 4th on Higson’s Enemy Saga. — (Synopsis taken, in-part, from Amazon.com)

If your kids are ready for some excitement and suspense, the books will be provided for FREE by Clarke Community Middle School, 800 N. Jackson, Osceola, IA 50213, phone: 641-342-4221.

Contact Avory Kurt, Clarke Middle School Counselor, to get your copy (or copies) today!

Why FREE Books?

The Molina Foundation and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach was able to acquire and distribute over 30,000 free books to help mitigate the “Summer slide” we often experience after break.

Books are available to County Extension Programs, Schools, Nonprofits and Government Programs serving low-income, minority and limited English speaking youth in Iowa.  In order to qualify an organization must be willing to serve youth who are low-income, minority and limited English speaking. Clarke County Extension applied for this opportunity and was able to secure 1,000 books for Clarke and Murray students, including the Middle School.

More on The Molina Foundation:

The Molina Foundation (www.molinafoundation.org ) is a national nonprofit organization focused on reducing disparities in access to education and health. Since its inception in 2004, The Molina Foundation has worked with more than 1,000 nonprofit organizations and schools towards this end, donating over 3 million books and hosting workshops and programs for educators and families. The Molina Foundation works hand-in-hand with community-based organizations and schools in vulnerable communities to achieve its mission.