First, thanks to Jeffrey Rotter for bringing this to FWR’s attention. This Saturday, ReadThis hosts Book Drives for NYC Kids and Teens in three locations around New York. Have a book that changed your life when you were 8? I always think of Madeleine L’Engle’s wonderful flights of imagination, A Wrinkle In Time gave me the craziest dreams as a kid, and made the woods seem full of mystery and magic. Give that experience to a kid in our community:
What: Book Drives to collect gently used (or new) books for NYC kids in need
When: Saturday, December 4, 2010
How: Scan your shelves for books your kids no longer need, or buy a copy of your favorite book from when you were a young reader. These children and teens need everything from picture books to high-school level literature. The only caution is that the nonfiction needs to be up-to-date. Also please do not donate books with underlining.
Why: ReadThis has identified 7 Public School locations in great need of books
For more information about the event + book drop locations, click here.
Now, FWR readers are spread across the world, but there are probably schools in your area that would be grateful for a donation of some new books to their libraries. Perhaps there are programs similar to ReadThis in your city. What books would you choose to put into a young person’s hands this December?