Free children’s book distributed at Sturgis Summer Food Program
People in line for the Sturgis Summer Food Program Curbside Pick Up on Tuesday were treated to a free book.
STURGIS, S.D.— People in line for the Sturgis Summer Food Program Curbside Pick Up on Tuesday were treated to a free book.
The book being given away titled “A Superhero Surprise”, was written by Sturgis student Danika Gordon and encourages students to be kind though their daily interactions with others.
The book giveaway is made possible through $2,500 in grant funding from the Prudential Spirit of Community program. The funds were secured by Meade School District students, Bennett and Matea Gordon.
The Gordons’ want to encourage children to read throughout the summer months. Matea Gordon says,
“Especially since the school year got cut short, we think it’s important to remind kids to continue to read and this is a great book to also remind them to be kind.”
Bennett Gordon says, “It’s important for students to you know to keep staying academic in the summer but also keeping up with the responsibilities of being kind to others.”
The Gordon’s estimate between 250 and 300 books were given out.
“A Superhero Surprise” is published by The Books 4 Kids program, an Arlington, South Dakota-based non-profit which is dedicated to teaching children character-building lessons through books. Founded in 2015, Books 4 Kids works with over a dozen authors and has distributed more than 30,000 books – and counting – to elementary students across the country.
Click here to learn more about the program.