Volunteers to Give Away a Half Million Free Books on Tuesday, April 23rd
Several books’ subject matter has led to appropriate giving moments: Still Alice to a memory-loss caregivers’ support group; Fahrenheit 451 to firemen; TheLanguage of Flowers to foster care groups; and Population: 485, written by an EMT and being given to volunteer EMTs.
The books were chosen by an independent panel of booksellers and librarians. Thousands of each World Book Night title, including two Spanish-language editions and a book in large print, were printed as special paperbacks, totaling over half a million copies to be distributed nationwide on one day. Some of the books have an added page that the recipients can send back to World Book Night with comments and thoughts.