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250 Asian American books donated to libraries at 16 schools

LYNNWOOD, Wash., June 21, 2023—On June 9th, the Very Asian Foundation organized a mixer event at Fire & the Feast, a local Edmonds restaurant. The gathering brought together esteemed guests including local elected officials, principals, librarians, Foundation for Edmonds School District staff, and members of the Very Asian Foundation to commemorate a significant donation of Asian American books.

Through their impactful May Book Project, aimed at “building and maintaining robust Asian American youth literature collections for all readers,” the Very Asian Foundation generously contributed 250 books to the Foundation for Edmonds School District. This valuable book donation will enrich the libraries of 16 schools within the Edmonds School District, ensuring that students have access to diverse literature.

“Michelle, we are super honored and proud to work with both you and the Very Asian Foundation to fill our schools’ libraries with highly prized, culturally rich books,” said Deborah Brandi, Foundation for Edmonds School District Executive Director. “For me, it’s rewarding to read and learn about others’ cultures and their lived experiences so that we may have a greater understanding of the rich diversity that makes our community so treasured. Thank you for allowing us to be a partner in this important work.” To learn more about the Very Asian Foundation, visit their website here.

The Foundation for Edmonds School District would also like to extend its appreciation to Shubert Ho and the team at FeedMe Hospitality, a local family-owned business operating restaurants and catering services throughout Edmonds, for their gracious hospitality, remarkable generosity, and outstanding service. To learn more about FeedMe Hospitality, kindly visit

The Edmonds School District is Snohomish County’s largest public-school district, serving more than 20,000 students across 35 campuses. Boundaries span five communities including Lynnwood, Edmonds, Mountlake Terrace, Brier and part of Bothell. On average, 33 percent of the district’s students are eligible for the federal free or reduced lunch program.

For 39 years, the Foundation for Edmonds School District has worked in partnership with the District to ensure that every student has the resources to learn, thrive and contribute to our vibrant community. With an all-volunteer board and active community participants, the Foundation provides supplemental funding to support students, families, and educators in the pursuit of educational excellence.

SOURCE: Foundation for Edmonds School District press release

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