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Singer/actress Victoria Justice helps get kids excited about reading

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(PIX11) — Victoria Justice and “Magic Tree House” author Mary Pope Osborne, set out to help students’ imaginations soar, as part of JetBlue’s Soar with Reading summer reading and book donation program.

Justice joins JetBlue for a reading event in NYC for nearly a thousand area students, inspiring and encouraging them to continue reading throughout their summer vacations.

The event is part of JetBlue’s award-winning Soar with Reading annual national literacy initiative. For the fourth year, the airline is placing $500,000 worth of age-appropriate books in the hands of children in underserved areas while also encouraging their imaginations to take flight through reading. In addition to Justice, JetBlue also partnered with Random House Children’s Books and bestselling author of the Magic Tree House series, Mary Pope Osborne, for this year’s program.

At this reading event, Justice will host a Q&A with students, answer questions about her love for books and the importance of reading and host a meet & greet. Justice and Osborne will also surprise each child with a free copy of Magic Tree House: Soccer on Sunday. Additionally, JetBlue has enlisted the New York Red Bulls for a soccer demonstration and mini-clinic, Osborne for a reading of Soccer on Sunday, and Magic Tree House characters, Jack & Annie, for a musical performance.  

People can support the iniative by visiting SoarwithReading.com. Just by going on the website, they can trigger one book donated to a child in an undeserved community. JetBlue is donating up to $500,000 worth of books. The local event is an extension of the Soar with Reading program where JetBlue is bringing the magic of reading to life to area youth.