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‘Books In Every Home’ PonyUp Campaign Launches

By: taylorreeves737   Published 3:35 pm / October 16, 2017

English Literature capstone students kicked off a PonyUp campaign this weekend to raise $1,000 to buy books for children from low-income families.

The students will visit a first-grade classroom at Whittier Elementary in November to distribute books purchased from the campaign. From research in children’s magazines of the 19th-century, they are also creating a book of reprinted stories and verse, which they will read and distribute during their school visit.

The students in Tara Penry’s Senior Capstone in Literary Studies – Emily Allen, Marcus Blandford, Shannon Brennan, Brennen Keen, and Amanda Timm – will post the progress of their campaign at ponyup.boisestate.edu/sharebooks. The campaign runs from Oct. 14 through Homecoming on Saturday, Nov. 4.

To receive regular communications about the project, please email Shannon Brennan at shannonbrennan@u.boisestate.edu.