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We are asking for donations to help grow the outreach of our nonprofit, Readers & Writers Rock!
Children’s Book World is committed to challenging inequity and providing books and author experiences to underserved children. Every dollar you donate will go towards getting a new book into a child’s hands and home.
Readers & Writers Rock! strives to bring multicultural author visits to schools with underserved children, with each child attending receiving a copy of the author’s book. We hear repeatedly from children and their teachers that the students have never met an author before, let alone an author that “looks like them” and how meaningful it is. We get feedback from teachers and principals at the schools telling us how these author visits motivate their students to read and write and how strong the impact of these positive role models is for their students. For some students, the book they receive will be the first they’ve ever owned.
We are looking for individuals and organizations to help us get as many books as possible to underserved children for stellar author events in 2022 (see below) and for future events.
Donations of all amounts will be greatly appreciated.
FEBRUARY 9: WADE HUDSON
Wade Hudson will talk about his new memoir, DEFIANT: GROWING UP IN THE JIM CROW SOUTH. As the fight for equal rights continues, Defiant takes a critical look at the strides and struggles of the past in this revelatory and moving memoir about a young Black man growing up in the South during the heart of the Civil Rights Movement. "With his compelling memoir, Hudson will inspire young readers to emulate his ideals and accomplishments.” –Booklist, Starred Review
FEBRUARY 23: JEWELL PARKER RHODES
Jewell Parker Rhodes, the award-winning author of GHOST BOYS, TOWERS FALLING, and more, will talk about her gripping new novel, PARADISE ON FIRE, a powerful coming-of-age survival tale exploring issues of race, class, and climate change. She will also discuss her other acclaimed and award-winning books.
MARCH 1: KELLY YANG
Kelly Yang, the award-winning author of FRONT DESK and more, discusses NEW FROMHERE, her poignant middle grade novel about courage, hope, and resilience, as an Asian American boy fights to keep his family together and stand up to racism during the initial outbreak of the coronavirus.
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