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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.

ZONTA Akron Barberton Cuyahoga Falls is doing a new/gently used children’s book drive (collection) now until March 14. The week of February 26-March 4 has been identified as Black Children’s Book Week. During that week, Elizabeth’s Bookshop in Akron, Ohio will have a collection tote out for us. We are appreciative and accepting all donations, but would like to encourage donations that celebrate Black children and the power of representation. Literature is remarkable and we should be focused in learning ways to use it to motivate and affirm Black children and create a world where they believe in themselves. The books will be donated to Bright Star Books. They distribute FREE books at WIC appointments, to Akron Public Schools and other social agencies.

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