Coming to the conference this weekend? Plan to buy a few books to donate to kids who need them, bring gently read titles from home, or both.
Each year, we put smiles on hundreds of young readers' faces, and you can help! As usual, SCBWI WWA will collect books for children of all ages during the conference and deliver them to organizations who pass them along to young readers — many of whom have never owned a book of their own before.
Books for toddlers through middle grade will be donated to Eastside Baby Corner, while books for upper middle grade readers and YA will go to Teen Feed.
P.S. Buying new books at the conference for donation is a great way to support everyone: not just young readers in need but also our conference book store, Secret Garden, and authors and illustrators whose work you buy (thus helping ensure a strong market for your books). Plan on it!