The event was to promote summer reading by giving every elementary student in the Kansas City Public School district an age appropriate personal book.
Over 10,000 books were provided by a partnership that include American Federation of Teachers, Kansas City Public Library, Turn the Page Kansas City, LINC and First Book.
Children's author Erica Perl presented her books: "Dotty", "When LIfe Gives You O.J." and "Chicken Butt!".