MAN United striker Marcus Rashford was named Personality of the Year for making the poorest children read.
The 24-year-old ace, who campaigned to end child poverty, started a book club to promote literacy.
It has also partnered with publisher Macmillan Children’s Books, which has donated 50,000 titles, including Rashford’s You Are A Champion, to those in need.
His efforts have now been recognized by The Bookseller, who named him FutureBook Person of the Year.
The award goes to people who âmake a real differenceâ in publishing.
Rashford, who is on the cover of The Bookseller, said: âSuccess was about getting good books into the hands of the kids who really need them.
“Books from which children could learn lessons and tools, which would help them overcome any challenges they faced.”
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