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Manchester United Star Marcus Rashford Launches Book Club To Get Young People Reading

Manchester United Star Marcus Rashford Launches Book Club To Get Young People Reading

Marcus Rashford is continuing his mission to inspire young children by launching a book club.

The Manchester United and England star has teamed up with Macmillan Children's Books (MCB) for the new project, which aims to get youngsters reading and deliver books to underprivileged kids.


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Rashford has thrived in sport, progressing from a young kid from Wythenshawe who loved football to an important player for club and country at the age of 23.

But despite all his success in football, Rashford wishes he had found reading when he was younger - with his Mum having to prioritise food over books.

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"I only started reading at 17, and it completely changed my outlook and mentality," Rashford said, as per Sky News.

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"I just wish I was offered the opportunity to really engage with reading more as a child, but books were never a thing we could budget for as a family when we needed to put food on the table.

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"There were times where the escapism of reading could have really helped me. I want this escapism for all children. Not just those that can afford it.

"We know there are over 380,000 children across the UK today that have never owned a book, children that are in vulnerable environments. That has to change.

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"My books are, and always will be, for every child, even if I have to deliver them myself. We will reach them."

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The first book in the link-up is to be published in May 2021. Written by Carl Anka of The Athletic and performance psychologist Katie Warrine, the book will titled, 'YOU ARE A CHAMPION: Unlock Your Potential, Find Your Voice And Be The BEST You Can Be'.

It will draw inspiration from Rashford's real life rags to riches story, with focus on education, positivity, female role models and culture.

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Rashford's latest ventures follows up his incredible efforts to ensure poor children in the United Kingdom do not go hungry.

The striker has forced two u-turns from the government in regards to the availability of free school meals and received an MBE for his campaign.

Topics: Football News, Football, Manchester United, England, Marcus Rashford

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