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To assist with children’s emerging literacy development and in response to the COVID-19 emergency, the West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) is excited to announce the establishment of the West Virginia Blue Ribbon Book Club. This project is the result of a collaboration between the WVDE, Marshall University’s June Harless Center, and The Dollywood Foundation to provide a small library of high-quality children’s books to all children in the first and second grades for the 2020-2021 school year. Children will receive a shipment of two books to their homes in mid-June, and then three books in mid-July. First and second grade educators will also receive these books prior to returning to their elementary school at the start of the school year.