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Read All Over was created by kids, for kids. The idea is for kids to collect and share books they've read with other kids. It’s also about sharing ideas, and making friends with people in far away places. Your favorite book may travel across town, across the nation – or even to kids in other parts of the world!
Read All Over, an official Points of Light Project and part of the USA Initiative, was the idea of  a 10-year-old.

Brant Whiting was inspired by the story of Deora Bodley, a super-cool 20-year-old whose love for kids, books and peace was cut short on September 11, 2001.

With the help of Brant, Deora’s family, the RAO team, and volunteers like you, Read All Over has become Deora’s legacy. Through Read All Over, Deora’s spirit lives on...


No matter how old you are,
you can change people's lives and make the world a better place. 
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