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BY DELANEY GALVIN
hosted its 11th annual Dream Big Book Drive & Community Celebration with a fair and festival that included appearances by Wool E. Bull and the Poetry Fox on Jan. 17, despite the snowy conditions. More than 400 people braved the weather to gather at Durham Central Park for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day event. Others made donations or hosted virtual book drives from home and then brought books to the organization’s 2501 University Dr. location later in the week. Book Harvest received nearly 10,000 books in just three hours the day of the drive, and received 57,951 books along with a total of $140,784 in donations by Jan. 31. Book Harvest
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1 Book Harvest CEO Ginger Young and Communications Manager Benay Hicks. 2 Wool E. Bull performs with the Bouncing Bulldogs. 3 Isaiah Thomas, 1. 4 Author Kwame Mbalia and PBS North Carolina Director of Educational Engagement Mallory Mbalia pass out books. 5 Jennings Brody and Miller Kea, 9. 6 Mason Steinbrenner, 3 and Liesl Steinbrenner, 5.