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Free Books for Kids in Transition

The San Diego Union-Tribune reports that a program in Escondido, Calif., is providing free books to local children in low-income families and isolating environments.

The book giveaway and project were part of Project Success, a collaboration between the Escondido Public Library and the Escondido Union School District. The program is designed for children in transitional living situations.

The program is funded in part by the district’s McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act grant, and the library’s Reading Is Fundamental fund …

The grant benefits children awaiting foster care placement, those whose families are sharing housing due to economic hardship and children whose families are living in hotels, motels, trailer parks or shelters.

Close to 50 percent of the homeless population in the country are families with children …

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