As a joint collaboration with MVPD Detective David Clarke, Author Annie Turnquest and Cupcake Cutie Boutique, will be hosting a Free Books and Beverage Drive thru at Cupcake Cutie Boutique (8 South 6th Avenue, Mount Vernon), Saturday, December 19, 2020 between 12noon and 6PM. Hundreds of books provided by Disney Publishing Worldwide will be given away to children ages 6-9.
“Books, Badges & Beverages was created By Cynthia and I to Bridge the gap with our very young people and the police through literacy,” Detective Dave Clarke shares with Black Westchester. “Due to COVID and social distancing we thought of a unique way to give out books to children in the community by creating a drive-thru at Cupcake Cutie to Get a Book, Beverage (Hot Cocoa) and meet someone in a Badge. Building literacy and language skills makes children ready and with a love of books ready to always learn. This is important because for school success they go from learning to read, to reading to learn.”
“Physical access to books is an essential part of learning,” Annie Turnquest, author of books such as ‘Stay Inside’ and ‘Annie Goes,’ shares with Black Westchester. “I can not emphasize on how important it is for us as adults to be the real model. We should be reading together everyday. Our intention is to make this pandemic the perfect opportunity to give a little reader a book as a gift plus increase their love for reading during the holiday and beyond.”
Media welcomed, interviews with hosts available. For more information, media contacts are Detective Dave Clarke (914) 882-4401, Author Annie Turnquest (240) 605-2477 or Cupcake Cutie Boutique (914) 498-4231.