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Statewide initiative delivers free books to students who need reading help

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South Florida elementary students who are having a hard time keeping up with their reading level are now being given a boost.

The New Worlds Reading Initiative is a result of legislation passed in Florida in 2021 that created a statewide effort to help the over 550,000 elementary students who are reading below grade level. The project is based on a free book delivery program advancing literacy and a love of reading.

Since last December, the program has enrolled over 100,000 Florida students to receive a new book, which gets delivered every month to their homes.

Read more from our news partner, the South Florida Sun Sentinel.