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Kindergartners receive free books


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  • Lynda Jordan/Mesa Public Schools

Jeremy Jackrabbit

Mesa Public Schools kindergartners, and their counterparts throughout Arizona, will receive new books to take home, thanks to a remarkable couple that cares about kids and community service.

“Once again this year, we are honored to be receiving books for all of our kindergartners,” said Cheryl McCaw, Mesa Public Schools curriculum specialist.

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This week, elementary schools will receive books titled “Jeremy Jackrabbit Captures the Sun,” the latest story, in a series about sustainable resources, by Sasha and Rodney Glassman. All of the illustrations were created by Arizona students. Photo courtesy Mesa Public Schools

This week, elementary schools will receive books titled “Jeremy Jackrabbit Captures the Sun,” the latest story, in a series about sustainable resources, by Sasha and Rodney Glassman.

All of the illustrations were created by Arizona students.

Each year, the books are donated to kindergarten students across Arizona — more than 100,000 books in all so far, thanks to donations from the Glassmans’ corporate and foundation partners.

The series includes “Jeremy Jackrabbit Harvests the Rain,” “”Jeremy Jackrabbit Recycles the Can” and “Jeremy Jackrabbit Captures the Sun.” “Jeremy Jackrabbit Saves Every Drop” is coming in April.

The Glassmans have a passion for education, helping children, and making their community a stronger and more sustainable place to live, work, and raise a family.

With these goals in mind, their vision of writing children’s books, illustrated by students, to educate future generations on issues of sustainability was born.

Sasha and Rodney live in Phoenix with their two young daughters, Rose and Ruth.