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OU-Tulsa Donates Books to Local School

OU-Tulsa Donates Books to Local School

Dolores Huerta Elementary School book drive, two masked people pose for photo alongside several boxes of books

Reading is a vital part of an education, and the best time to cultivate a lifelong love of reading is during childhood. To help instill the joy of reading, and as part of its Black History Month celebration, the OU-Tulsa community collected and donated 259 new and gently used books for local schoolchildren.

During the month of February, book drive collection boxes were placed across the OU-Tulsa campus, and dozens of individuals donated children’s books for Pre-K to 5th-grade readers. Many community members also purchased new books from an Amazon wish list, which were delivered directly to campus.

The book drive, led by the OU-Tulsa Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Staff Senate and the OU-Tulsa Race Massacre Initiatives Committee, culminated with the delivery of books to Tulsa Public Schools’ Dolores Huerta Elementary just in time for National Read Across America Day on March 2.


By Bonnie Rucker

Article Published:  Wednesday, March 10, 2021