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Taylor Swift donates books to New York City school

Taylor Swift has teamed up with bosses at children's publishing company Scholastic to donate 25,000 books to schools around New York City.

The Style singer is leading the organization's Open a World of Possible initiative, which aims to promote independent reading among kids, and thanks to her support, 25 schools in the Big Apple will each receive 1,000 new children's books for the students.

"Scholastic is honored to join with Taylor Swift who continues to show a passion for literacy and a commitment to spreading the message of how influential books can be in a child's life," Greg Worrell, President of Scholastic Education says in a statement. "Through this donation, we aim to encourage independent reading which inspires a love of learning and to Open a World of Possible for more New York City students by making sure they have access to the very best children's books."

In addition to Swift, Usher and Sarah Jessica Parker are among the other celebrities who have supported Scholastic's literacy efforts.

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