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.
Our goal is to bring the joy and transformational power of books to all children—especially the books they choose and come to love. We seek civically minded partners who understand that a rich reading life is the key to a healthier, stronger, and more fulfilling life for us all. When all children have access to books that they, themselves, select to read, not only are those children more likely to thrive, but so, too, is our nation and the world beyond.
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.
In our nation’s under-sourced neighborhoods can’t afford to buy books at retail prices.
credit Randi Weingarten; cited on End Book Deserts