Buy ‘Waiting for `Superman` book, get a gift card

Updated: Nov 29, 2010, 10:12 AM IST

New York: The much discussed documentary ‘Waiting for Superman,’ which offers a harsh portrait of the country`s public schools, has inspired a promotional collaboration among the Borders Group superstore chain, an education fundraiser and the publisher of the movie`s companion book.

On Dec. 4 and Dec. 5, any Borders customer making an in-store purchase, whether of a book or a bagel or a latte, will receive a $15 gift card to donate to a public school of choice through, an Internet-based charity. Anyone purchasing the book "Waiting for `Superman`: How We Can Save America`s Failing Public Schools" will receive a second $15 card.

The companion text was published by PublicAffairs, part of the Perseus Books Group, which along with Borders and announced the campaign Sunday.

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