In 2014, thanks to a generous grant from author James Patterson, Children’s Book World launched Readers & Writers Rock!, a nonprofit program that has the mission of bringing authors to low-income schools and bringing underserved children to Children’s Book World author events. Each of the children attending receives an autographed copy of one of the visiting author’s books. We want to put books into the hands of children and be able to provide them with author visits that can inspire and nurture a love of reading.
Readers & Writers Rock! has brought students to events with Jacqueline Woodson, Dav Pilkey, Jewell Parker Rhodes, Hope Anita Smith, Mac Barnett, Barney Saltzberg, David Shannon, William Alexander, Mina Javerhin, Michael S. Bundy, Eric Stein, and more.
SUPPORT READERS & WRITERS ROCK!
We are asking for your financial support of Readers & Writers Rock! in our quest to continue and expand our outreach to underserved kids, many without books in their homes.
For private donations, corporate sponsorship and/or opportunities for ongoing support to a school or class please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Sharon, 310 559-2665.
APPLY TO ATTEND EVENTS OR HAVE AUTHORS BROUGHT TO YOUR SCHOOL:
If you are a teacher from a low-income school, (minimum 80% of the students eligible for free lunch) and would like to be on the list of approved classes to attend Readers & Writers Rock! events or have an author brought to your school, please email Cheryl Clark at email@example.com.
Please put Readers & Writers Rock in the subject line and include:
NAME OF SCHOOL:
PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS QUALIFYING FOR FREE LUNCH:
NUMBER OF STUDENTS (this can be the number for your class or cluster):
DO YOU HAVE TRANSPORATION TO BRING STUDENTS TO EVENTS?:
YOUR NAME & POSITION: