Sunday, August 26, 2012

Grants to Schools


CHANDLER, AZ (August, 2012) – As Arizona's Centennial year comes to a close, schools have one last opportunity to win one of nine grants for a free author visit plus two Centennial Legacy Project books or one of five grants for four free Centennial Legacy Project books from Five Star Publications, Inc. The combined total value for all the Five Star Centennial Legacy Project grant packages is more than $4,000.

"So many schools want to have Five Star authors visit with their students, and they desperately want to purchase our Centennial Legacy Project books for their libraries, but they just don't have the budget for it," says Linda F. Radke, president of Five Star Publications, Inc. "Five Star and its authors have been so fortunate with the unprecedented number of books sold, that we decided to offer these grants as a way for all of us to give back to the community and get the books into the libraries of deserving schools."

Five Star's Centennial books and authors include Addie Slaughter: The Girl Who Met Geronimo by Susan L. Krueger, Ed.D. with Reba Wells Grandrud, Ph.D.; Cheery: The True Adventures of a Chiricahua Leopard Frog by Elizabeth W. Davidson, Ph.D.; and two books by co-authors Conrad J. Storad and Lynda Exley: Arizona Way Out West & Wacky andArizona Way Out West & Witty, winner of 2012 ONEBOOKAZ for Kids. Only one grant will be awarded per winning school, and applicants must represent Arizona elementary or K-8 schools. While teachers can voice their author preferences on the application, there is no guarantee as to which author will visit, which books they will receive or which grant package will be awarded should they win. The author visit grants are good for one appearance only. However, grant winners may choose to add additional performances and/or books for a fee.

To download the Five Star Centennial Legacy Project grant application or learn more about the centennial books and authors, visit and click on the AHAC Centennial Legacy Project icon. The deadline to apply is November 1. To learn more about Five Star Publications, Inc., which celebrates 27 years in business in Chandler, and its other award-winning books, visit the website, email or call 480-940-8182.

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