Dorrance Publishing Donates Books for Read Across America Day

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Dorrance Publishing Co, Inc, donated books to Books for America in celebration of the National Education Association’s Read Across America Day on March 2, 2011

Dorrance Publishing Co, Inc, established in 1920, donated books to Books for America in celebration of the National Education Association’s Read Across America Day on March 2, 2011. Rose Dog Books and Red Lead Press, imprints of Dorrance Publishing, also participated in this event.

Dorrance, the oldest name is subsidy publishing, just celebrated its ninetieth year in business, embracing its history that is unique in the subsidy-publishing field. Colonel Gordon Dorrance, a member of the distinguished Main Line Philadelphia family that owned Campbell’s Soup Company, originally founded the company in 1920. Throughout its history, Dorrance has had only five owners; all have held the company for long periods of time and were committed to its mission of offering excellence in publishing opportunities to authors, most of who have been new and unknown, and who believe in their work and wish to exercise their rights of self-expression.

In order to help preserve this history and encourage literacy throughout the country, Dorrance Publishing donated one book for every order received on Wednesday, March 2, 2011 for Read Across America Day, founded by the National Education Association. Dorrance also donated books for those who help to spread the word. By re-tweeting Dorrance Twitter updates and “liking” Dorrance Publishing on Facebook, participants allowed more books to be donated. Overall participation in this event allowed for the donation of 105 books to be sent to Books for America.

The National Education Association (NEA) celebrated its thirteenth annual Read Across America Day this March. This reading motivation and awareness program, which falls on the beloved children’s author Dr. Seuss’s birthday, gained more than 45 million readers, both young and old, who picked up a book and read. NEA is the nation's largest professional employee organization, representing 3.2 million elementary and secondary teachers, college faculty, school administrators, education support professionals, retired educators and students preparing to become teachers.

Dorrance’s goal is to show support for literacy and learning among America's children. By support of this program, friends of Dorrance allowed the donation of another book to reach a child who otherwise may not have the chance to enjoy the enlightening experience of reading a story with their loved ones.

For more information, contact Dorrance Publishing Co, Inc.
http://www.dorrancepublishing.com (web)
1-800-695-9599

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