Over the course of the last four years, best-selling novelist James Patterson has donated more than $7 million to teachers across the country – and now, he’s donating even more.
The 71-year-old writer is giving away $2 million to 4,000 American teachers.
The massive donation is part of his “Patterson Pledge” campaign, which is in its 4th year of making $500 contributions to classrooms in need.
Additionally, each donation will be matched in “Bonus Points” by Scholastic Books to ensure that no student will have to live without books.
“Our amazing teachers need help filling their libraries with books kids will LOVE reading,” Patterson wrote on Twitter.
“There is NO such thing as a kid who doesn’t like to read. Just kids who haven’t found the right book yet!”
Patterson has a colorful history of donating to literacy programs and independent booksellers. Back in February, the novelist made a $3 million donation to the University of Florida as a means of helping the state double its literacy rate amongst children.