The Tuscaloosa County District Attorney's Office needs your help to beat Auburn and illiteracy through the second annual Iron Bowl Virtual Book Drive.

In partnership with Reach Out and Read Alabama, the local district attorney's office, along with the Lee County District Attorney's Office in Auburn, are competing to raise funds that will provide books for children.

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Kimberly Brackner, the executive assistant to district attorney Hays Webb, said the raised funds will be used to purchase books that will benefit five Tuscaloosa pediatric facilities.


Brackner said through the program, local pediatricians will give children ages six months through five-years-old a "prescription" to receive a book and instruct parents to read to their child. Brackner said this program promotes literacy and bonding time between parents and children.

"That bonding time is so important," Brackner said. "Through this program, they are able to give families that opportunity at no cost to them."

Brackner said as of Tuesday morning, the local office is "down, but not out," and encourages people to donate to this cause.

To donate to the competition, interested participants can click here or visit for more information.

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