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From left, Lilly DeLaRosa, Arturo Garcia and Tavis Rios, all 10-years-old and 5th grade students at at RCMA school in Immokalee, browse a selection of books under the supervision of Amber Gallegos, right, an educational assistant at RCMA school, during a book give-away on Monday morning. Representatives from Reading is Fundamental (RIF) were on hand on Monday at the Immokalee Community School to give away free books to students. Earlier this year Congress eliminated RIF's entire $24.8 million allocation from the federal budget, threatening to end the 45-year-old program that so far has dispensed 380 million free books over four and a half decades.

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Tristan Spinski/Staff From left, Lilly DeLaRosa, Arturo Garcia and Tavis Rios, all 10-years-old and 5th grade students at at RCMA school in Immokalee, browse a selection of books under the supervision of Amber Gallegos, right, an educational assistant at RCMA school, during a book give-away on Monday morning. Representatives from Reading is Fundamental (RIF) were on hand on Monday at the Immokalee Community School to give away free books to students. Earlier this year Congress eliminated RIF's entire $24.8 million allocation from the federal budget, threatening to end the 45-year-old program that so far has dispensed 380 million free books over four and a half decades.

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