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CPSF grant provides books, author visit for students

The Columbia Public Schools Foundation (CPSF) grant for the Authors in Schools program brought award-winning author Alan Gratz to Columbia for a special event with CPS middle school students in April.

The Foundation’s $22,500 grant provided a copy of a Gratz book for each fifth and seventh grade CPS student. Gratz is a New York Times bestselling author of 20 novels and graphic novels for young readers.

The grant also provided funding for bus transportation to the event and for the author visit and talk by Gratz. The keynote at Missouri Theater was part of a partnership with the Unbound Book Festival.

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