Ludacris Launches "Epic Book Drive"

Ludacris Launches "Epic Book Drive"

The rapper is helping New Orleans high schools replenish their libraries.

Published April 17, 2011

Ludacris has teamed up with global bookstore Better World Books and non-profit to launch the "Epic Book Drive." The campaign will help high schools in New Orleans restock their libraries after Hurricane Katrina damaged 80 percent of the schools in 2006.

The Atlanta rapper serves as spokesman for the drive and is featured in the PSA's urging of students to share books with one another, especially in New Orleans.

“I am proud to be a spokesperson for this initiative as it’s in line with my dedication to empowering young people,” Ludacris said in a statement. "The campaign is giving something as simple as a book to a student in a much needed area like the Recovery District so they can have the opportunity to read, communicate and be inspired. Sharing in this way will have an incredible impact on the confidence and abilities of the next generation of leaders and I’m excited to be leading the charge.”

Learn more about the initiative by visiting

Written by Dorkys Ramos


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