JetBlue Book Vending Machines Dispense Free Kids’ Books in D.C. Neighborhood

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JetBlue Book Vending Machines Dispense Free Kids’ Books in D.C. Neighborhood

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Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 2:35pm

Seven-year-old Iyana George loves to read, but in her southeast Washington, D.C., neighborhood, finding books is not so easy.

A recent study commissioned by JetBlue found that, in this neighborhood, there’s just one age-appropriate book for sale for every 830 children.

Despite that, Iyana has managed to amass quite the book collection. She tells ABC News that she got her books “from the vending machine.”

As part of JetBlue’s “Soar With Reading” initiative, three book vending machines were placed at three different locations around the Anacostia neighborhood in July. The machines dispense kids' books for free.

The program has donated 16,000 books in the community, and has committed to giving out 84,000 more.

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