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Author James Patterson donates 45,000 books to NYC students

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - James Patterson, one of America's most prolific authors, will donate 45,000 copies of his books for young readers to students in New York, a city official said on Monday.

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New York Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina said sixth-grade students in more than 300 schools throughput the city's five boroughs will be offered the books to encourage them to read during their summer vacation.

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