Laura Bush – Founder of the Texas Book Festival
The Texas Book Festival’s Quinceañera was celebrated in Austin, TX this past weekend. Laura Bush is the founder of this book festival, which benefits Texas libraries and literacy. We had the pleasure of listening to former First Lady Laura Bush speak about her memoir Spoken from the Heart.
Laura Bush said that “reading is the guiding passion of my life.” This passion has helped to donate more than $2.5 million in total grant awards to Texas public libraries, and has reached more than 35,000 children in economically disadvantaged Texas schools through the Texas Book Festival and also prompted her to found the National Book Festival on September 8, 2001 and launch the Laura Bush Foundation on June 4, 2002.
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