Marcus Rashford launches book club for kids to promote literacy

Marcus Rashford launches book club for kids to promote literacy

Marcus Rashford is a true inspiration. 

Not only has the Manchester United footballer successfully lobbied the UK government twice regarding free school meals for children — and got them to U-turn on their decisions twice — he’s now launching a book club for kids.

Rashford is partnering with publisher Macmillan Children’s Books to promote reading and literacy to children across the UK. The Marcus Rashford Book Club will recommend the works of emerging young writers and illustrators from all backgrounds.

“I only started reading at 17, and it completely changed my outlook and mentality,” said Rashford in a statement. “We know there are approximately 400,000 children across the UK today who have never owned a book, children who are in vulnerable environments. That has to change.” Read more…

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