The Kingwood Area Republican Women maintain their constant fight for literacy by donating eight books to the Kingwood Library. Above from left to right are Terice Richards, Bette Newton, President Dr. Janie Branham, Ryan Fennell, Nancy Fulton, and Mardi Long.

In a continuing effort to promote literacy in the community the Kingwood Area Republican Women purchased eight Barbara Bush Literacy Library Project (BBLLP) books to donate to the Kingwood Library in May. These books, donated in the names of eight KARW members, foster good values and the importance of personal responsibility to the community.

“Possessing the ability to read and write is fundamental.  It makes learning possible, inevitable, and infinite. For this reason, fostering literacy has long been a priority of KARW.  In fact, the Barbara Bush Literacy Library Project has been developed to achieve this goal." said KARW Literacy Chair Nancy Fulton.

Once this collection of books is processed by the library, they will be available to check out. KARW donated the books with the hope that children of all ages will enjoy the books, learn from them, and notice the dedications on the Barbara Bush bookplates in the front of each book.

Listed below are the titles of the books and the individuals that were honored for their outstanding contributions to the community:

1 - First Families:  The Impact of the White House on Their Lives by Bonnie Angelo was donated in honor of KARW President Dr. Janie Branham.

2- What Are the Three Branches of the Government? by Benjamin Richmond was donated in honor of KARW Vice- President Patricia Morlen.

3 - How Elections Work by Jeanne Marie Ford was donated in honor of KARW Corresponding Secretary Daniela Sumbera.

4 - How the Executive Branch Works by Maddie Spalding was donated in honor of KARW Treasurer Regina Thompson.

5 - How the Government Works by Jeanne Marie Ford was donated in honor of KARW Secretary Tracy Hobson.

6 - How the Judicial Branch Works by Naomi Krueger was donated in honor of KARW Special Events Chair Colleen Rose.

7 - Presidential Elections and Other Cool Facts by Syl Sobel was donated in honor of KARW Second Vice-President Pamela McEver.

8 - We the People:  The Constitution of the United States by Peter Spier. was donated in honor of KARW Americanism Chair Luz Rebollar.

“KARW has always focused on improving the community and making lives better for everyone in the Kingwood area. While a big part of our mission is political in nature we believe that taking care of those in need is just as important. This book donation is part of our continuous effort to do that.” said KARW President Dr. Janie Branham.