Readers and Writers Rock! Donations Drive

SUPPORT READERS & WRITER ROCK! 

PROVIDING FREE NEW BOOKS IN CONJUNCTION WITH MULTICULTURAL AUTHOR VISITS TO UNDERSERVED CHILDREN THROUGHOUT LOS ANGELES COUNTY

We are asking for donations to help grow the outreach of our nonprofit, Readers & Writers Rock! 

DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR GIFT MATCH CHALLENGE

In honor of Children’s Book World and in appreciation of our store staff, an anonymous donor and longtime friend of Children’s Book World has offered a GENEROUS $5,000 MATCHING GRANT, DOUBLING YOUR IMPACT BY MATCHING DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR UP TO A TOTAL OF $5000 - ALL DONATIONS MADE TO READERS & WRITERS ROCK! BY DECEMBER 31, 2023. 

Donations of all amounts will be greatly appreciated.

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Support Readers & Writers Rock! and provide free new books in conjunction with multicultural author visits to underserved children throughout Los Angeles County.

Thanks to the generosity of individual donors like you, plus book donations from publishers and authors, we were able to give 3,827 books to students at 31 low income underserved schools during the 2022-2023 school year.

Please donate to Readers & Writers Rock! or sponsor a school or classroom to help us reach even more students during the upcoming school year.

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!

Donations of all amounts will be greatly appreciated.

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A 2023 SUCCESS STORY: RHODE MONTIJO - 75 BOOKS DONATED TO TITLE 1 STUDENTS!
 Tumble Bookcover - Brown skinned girl with curly hair, a big smile, and a luchadora wrestler's mask covering her face. 
Beloved author Rhode Montijo shared his new picture book series, Skeletown Sí. ¡No!, with an excited group of young students who all received their own personal copy from Rhode Montijo on behalf of Readers and Writers Rock!
 
ANOTHER 2023 SUCCESS STORY: DHONIELLE CLAYTON - OVER 78 BOOKS DONATED IN PERSON TO TITLE 1 STUDENTS
Author and Musician Rhiannon Giddens Build A House Book Cover - Brown skinned family of farmers stand in front of a farmhouse with a donkey and a sunset sky above a mountain range. 
Beloved and best-selling author Dhonielle Clayton brought her engaging talk about the newest book in her dynamic new magic school series The Memory Thieves A Conjuror Book to local students and they all received signed copies from Dhonielle Clayton on behalf of Readers and Writers Rock!
 
AND ONE MORE 2023 SUCCESS STORY: LILLIAM RIVERA - OVER 177 BOOKS DONATED IN PERSON TO TITLE 1 STUDENTS
  

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Author Rhoda Ahmed crouches down to talk to two kids about her picture book. Authors Christian Robinson and Matt de la Pena stand distributing copies of their book to a line of students.   

Author Sharon Robinson stands with students while talking with them about her book about her and her father Jackie Robinson.