SCBWI Books For Readers kicks off its second year by asking you to donate books that will be distributed to two worthy organizations that support kids and literacy. We are ready to accept your donations for this year’s book drive starting Friday, June 1 through Monday, July 9. You can send up to 6 copies of any one title by a PAL author and/or illustrator.
Send your books, or books by an SCBWI colleague, to the following address. You may submit multiple titles---the more titles we have, the more diverse collection we can build.
4727 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 301
Los Angeles, CA 90010
For: SCBWI BOOKS FOR READERS
It’s important to include the “For: SCBWI BOOKS FOR READERS” language on your package as we get many deliveries and we want to ensure yours get directed to the right place. The books will be given to the following two organizations, nominated by your regional team members and selected by a panel of the SCBWI Board of Advisors.
The Literacy Alliance in Florida. The mission of The Literacy Alliance is to encourage Central Florida residents to reach their highest potential by increasing literacy through diverse educational resources, programs, and training opportunities. Serving over 1200 children last year, The Literacy Alliance provides literacy programs and donates books to many organizations on a regular basis, including the Juvenile Detention Center (JDC), the Coalition for the Homeless, the Midway Safe Harbor after-school program, Give Kids the World, and daycares in low income areas.
The Indian Education Program in North Dakota. The Indian Education Program in Fargo, North Dakota advocates for Native American students’ success in school, while providing cultural opportunities for students and families. More specifically, the Indian Education Program strives to increase school attendance and graduation rates of Native American students who represent twenty-six tribes, ranging from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa. The goal of improving educational outcomes for Native American students cannot be met without a generous supply of books.
Thanks for your generous help in providing young readers access to books. We so appreciate you being part of the SCBWI community which has joined together to support our common cause---to provide all children with the opportunity to love reading.