Marcus Rashford launches book club so every child can experience ‘escapism’

Marcus Rashford is launching a book club and his own range of literature with the aim of giving children from lower socio-economic backgrounds the opportunity to embrace reading from an early age.

The Manchester United and England footballer is working with Macmillan Children’s Books (MCB) to promote reading and literacy among children from all backgrounds, and he talked about his own lack of access to books as a child.

Rashford said as a child his family had to prioritise food over books, and with the partnership he wanted to reach the “380,000 children across the UK today that have never owned a book”.

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