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Taylor Swift has teamed up with bosses at children’s publishing company scholastic to donate 25,000 books to schools around New York City. The Style singer is leading the organisation’s Open a World of Possible initiative, which aims to promote independent reading among kids, and thanks to her support, 25 schools in the Big Apple will each receive 1,000 new children’s books for the students.

“Scholastic is honored to join with Taylor Swift who continues to show a passion for literacy and a commitment to spreading the message of how influential books can be in a child’s life,” Greg Worrell, President of Scholastic Education says in a statement. “Through this donation, we aim to encourage independent reading which inspires a love of learning and to Open a World of Possible for more New York City students by making sure they have access to the very best children’s books.”

In addition to Swift, Usher and Sarah Jessica Parker are among the other celebrities who have supported Scholastic’s literacy efforts. “Here” eventually made its way to the No. 11 spot on Billboard’s Hot 100, and now, Cara’s set to embark on a North American tour kicking off this January. in support of her new album, Know-It-All. “I was always so scared to sing in front of people,” she tells Swift, referring to how she would sing around the house at a young age.

“That was kind of my weird thing.”

Her “weird thing” is seemingly no more though: The duo’s recent duet took place in front of a crowd of 55,000 people, and it even got the Swift stamp of approval (“You killed it,” she tells Cara).