Here's some parental chest beating!
From the Acorn (our local paper in Thousand Oaks, Calif):
This really was Megan's idea! And she convinced her teacher to do it. And they made it happen. That's my girl. She's only seven (well she turns eight tomorrow) and she's already changing the world. Watch out for this kid.
Also - thanks to my friends who generously donated books - especially Nick and Shelley DeNicholas. You guys are awesome. How great would it be if you were a poor kid to get a brand new backpack with some books in it?