Read-a-thon in Brooklyn hopes to raise funds for child educations

Over 100 girls are taking part in a campaign called "Girls Read for Girls" to raise funds for children around the world. Participants at the Brooklyn Library read to each other for 90 minutes to raise

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Nov 16, 2015, 6:20 PM

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Read-a-thon in Brooklyn hopes to raise funds for child educations
Over 100 girls are taking part in a campaign called "Girls Read for Girls" to raise funds for children around the world.
Participants at the Brooklyn Library read to each other for 90 minutes to raise money through sponsors for the Malala Fund. 
As a teenager Malala Yousafzai was shot by the Taliban in Pakistan for going to school. She now raises money to build schools for girls and provide education opportunities for children all around the world. 
The fourth annual read-a-thon was organized by a group of young girls in Brooklyn who say they were inspired by Malala's courage and dedication to education. 
The group says it hopes to raise $15,000 from the event.
 


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