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James Patterson to donate $1.25 million to school libraries
James Patterson to donate $1.25 million to school libraries

James Patterson is one of the most famous authors in the world, with more than 100 books (at least one of which explodes) to his name. He's becoming just as well known in the publishing world for his philanthropy, after giving well more than $1 million to independent bookstores across the country since 2013. Now the thriller writer is following that up with a $1.25 million pledge to a program benefiting school libraries. Patterson will donate the money via a Scholastic Reading Club grant program, the Associated Press reports. School libraries will be able to request grants between $1,000 and $10,000, with Scholastic matching the donations in "Bonus Points" that can be...

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