Michael Jackson Gives Away Books

Tuesday, March 27th 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(NEWARK, N.J.) - Pop star Michael Jackson promoted literacy, family time and his new children's charity by giving away books.

The event at a multiplex theater here Sunday launched the Michael Jackson International Book Club, which aims to promote childhood reading.

Jackson was joined by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, author of ``Kosher Sex,'' and co-founder of the children's charity Heal the Kids, which encourages parents to spend more time with their children and urges children to respect their parents.

Jackson, 42, has two children of his own, Paris and Prince.