Discover children's books with Black characters!

Donate Children's Books!

Are you looking for an impactful way to celebrate Black Children’s Book Week? Donate books to organizations that make sure Black children have books in which they are represented!

50 States 50 Books provides free diverse books to underprivileged children or underfunded organizations in need across the United States. Started in July 2018 by two brother & sister siblings at the ages of 4 and 5, the mission of the 50 States 50 Books project has one main mission: help close the literacy gap in America and expose more children to diverse and inclusive literature.

Helping Kids Rise believes that every child deserves access to books that educate, empower, and affirm. They are currently working to end book deserts in the South Carolina Lowcountry.

To boost a joy of reading, Mosaic Preparatory Academy, a school in East Harlem NYC, recently installed a book vending machine. Purchase books off their book wishlist to keep the vending machine stocked!

Greene Street Friends School is looking for donations of new (or gently used) books that feature Black characters and written by Black authors. Books for preschool to young adult are all welcome! Books collected from the drive will be shared with the local Germantown Philadelphia community through the a new radical free library that will debut later this spring. Books will be collected on-site or can be shipped. For new books, please consider supporting our local, Black-owned bookstore, Uncle Bobbie’s Coffee and Books, founded in 2017 by Marc Lamont Hill.

Send book donations to:

Greene Street Friends School
ATTN Tricia Ebarvia
5511 Greene Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144