Producer: Colin Arnold, Heather DiPietro
DP & Editor: Heather DiPietro
5th Annual Brooke Jackman Read-a-thon Celebrates Positive Power of Books
On September 6th, the Brooke Jackman Foundation celebrated the positive and transformative power of literacy with at-risk children in New York at the 5th Annual BJF Read-a-thon. Nearly 200 children and families gathered for an afternoon of books and bonding at Barnes & Noble Tribeca in Manhattan. New York Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro, Commissioner of the Mayor’s Office to Combat Domestic Violence Rosemonde Pierre-Louis, celebrated children’s author Stephanie Calmenson, and Broadway actors Gisela Adisa, Nicole Riding, and Jeff Johnson all joined as guest readers. ABC News Radio host Cheri Preston served as MC for the day.
This video highlights the event.