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News Sat Feb 23 2008

Bet on Books, Help Out Kids

The Morning News starts its fourth annual Tournament of Books on March 7, and Coudal Partners has opened the betting window. Lay $10 on the line for whichever book you think has what it takes to win it all, and you could be one of ten bettors to win a "huge prize package" (contents to be named later, but judging from past Coudal contests, it'll be worth it).

All the proceeds will go to First Book, "a nonprofit organization with a single mission: to give children from low-income families the opportunity to read and own their first new books." So you're not only having a little fun, but you're also helping teach kids to read. Everybody wins!

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