Equity and Social Justice
Book access, reading agency, identity, and choice are equity in action and are the key to avid reading.LEARN MORE
We bring books to children at school, home, and wherever children are served.
We invite children to choose the books they love best and will want to read.
We work with community partners—government, nonprofit, NGOs, and individuals.
We aim to encircle our children with a Virtuous Cycle of Support. By drawing in a wide coalition of community partners—all committed to bringing the joy and transformational power of books to children in under-sourced communities—we create a chain of events in which one desirable occurrence leads to another resulting in a continuous flow of book abundance. Ultimately, an ecosystem of community partners, resources, and support strengthens, enrichens, and sustains the flow.
Bring Me a Book serves as a catalyst for community literacy. We HELP CHILDREN GROW A READING HABIT, by providing books, choice, and family engagement—with sustained support from the public library.
When we help all children thrive through the joy and power of reading, we leverage literacy to create a more humane and hopeful world for us all.
The Library of Congress Best Practice Literacy Award, originated by entrepreneur and philanthropist, David M. Rubenstein, honors organizations doing exemplary, innovative, and replicable work to promote literacy across the states and around the world. Bring Me a Book is honored to share in receiving this award. We are grateful to our wonderful Board and to our generous supporters, partners, and Literacy Champions who dedicate their time, energy, and expertise to the children and families we serve.
American children go without access to books.
There is a ratio of one book for every 300 children in low-income neighborhoods compared to a ratio of 13:1 in middle-income neighborhoods.
of pleasure reading a day exposes kids to 1.8 million words during each school year. That exposure to vocabulary has the potential to boost a child’s standardized test performance into the 90th percentile among all test takers.
credit Randi Weingarten; cited on End Book Deserts