Free Books for Maui County Keiki – How You Can Help ‘Book Trust’

March 18, 2019, 10:48 AM HST · Updated March 18, 2:37 PM
Meteorologist Malika Dudley · 0 Comments

Our Malika Dudley interviewed Book Trust Hawaii Director, Katie McMillan for details on their yearly extravaganza. View the video above for more on what Book Trust does here in Maui County.

Tickets to Extravaganza: The Odyssey, are available until Wednesday and can be purchased online at or by clicking HERE.

You can easily donate to Book Trust by checking off that option in your child‘s scholastic book catalog or selecting that option in the online catalog. The online receipt will look something like this. One-hundred percent of proceeds stay in Hawaii. 


Here is a short summary provided by the Book Trust:

Book Trust is hosting their 7th annual fundraiser Extravaganza: The Odyssey, on March 23, 2019 at the Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea. One-hundred percent of the proceeds from the Book Trust’s Extravaganza: The Odyssey will go towards supporting Book Trust’s literacy program in Hawai‘i.

Book Trust is an early literacy focused non profit that uniquely delivers choice and ownership of books to students throughout Hawai‘i. During the 2018-2019 school year, Book Trust empowered over 5,000 students at 14 Title 1 schools in Hawai‘i to select 2-3 books monthly and build a personal library of up to 30 books.

Not only does Book Trust help kids build home libraries full of books they want to read, it also helps teachers use those books in the classroom to build healthy habits of reading and learning. Over a school year, the percentage of Book Trust students reading at grade level jumps from 31% to 59%.

Tickets are available until Wednesday can be purchased online at or by clicking HERE.

For more information about Book Trust, go to or click HERE.

Meteorologist Malika Dudley
Malika was born and raised in Hilo. She began her career in news at KGMB9 in 2007. As a part of the Hawaii News Now weather team, Malika was nominated for two Emmy Awards for excellence in weather reporting and won the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Journalism Award for her reporting on Hawaii’s tsunami damage in 2011. In 2019, Malika was recognized by the Society of Professional Journalists Hawaii Chapter in the category of Science Reporting for her Big Island Now news report on what was happening beneath the sea surface at the ocean entry of the Puna lava flow.  

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