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Bestselling Authors to Appear at Barbara Bush Foundation’s National Celebration of Reading in Washington, D.C.

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~ Mary Matalin, James Carville, Sandra Brown and Ambassador Sichan Siv to headline May 4 event ~

Washington, D.C. – The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy will host its second National Celebration of Reading on Thursday, May 4, 2017, at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.

Matalin and Carville

Since its establishment in 1989, the Foundation has hosted more than 60 Celebration of Reading events in six cities across the nation, gathering members of the Bush family, community leaders, and best-selling authors to raise awareness of the life-changing gift of literacy. Featured authors at this year’s event are Mary Matalin, James Carville, Sandra Brown and Ambassador Sichan Siv.

In addition to drawing national attention to literacy issues, these events benefit local communities. Funds raised from the National Celebration of Reading will help the Foundation continue to expand family literacy services to parents and children in Virginia, Washington, D.C., and Maryland.

Sponsorships are available and include exclusive events such as a private, intimate luncheon with members of the Bush family and guest authors, a VIP reception, and preferred seating at the reading event and dinner. Individual tickets are $150.

For more information about the National Celebration of Reading or to purchase tickets, visit www.BarbaraBush.org/events.

About the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy: The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy is the nation’s leading advocate for family literacy. The Foundation was established by Mrs. Barbara Bush in 1989, inspired by her vision of fostering the opportunity for every man, woman and child to secure a better life through literacy. Today, the Foundation is a public charity that remains committed to Mrs. Bush’s vision, working to expand literacy access for the bookends of our education system: early literacy for young children and opportunities for low-literate parents to improve their skills. To learn more, visit www.barbarabush.org or join the conversation on Facebook or Twitter (@BarbaraBushFdn).

For more information: Contact Lauren Sproull at lauren.sproull@barbarabush.org or (850) 562-5300.

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You may also contact us by phone at 850.562.5300 or by mail at:
Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy
516 North Adams Street • Tallahassee, Florida 32301