NA for Change Children’s Book Drive

April 10 – May 8, 2021

NA For Change is holding a book drive to ensure that young readers in the Pittsburgh area have access to books that reflect their own identity and prepare them for life in a diverse world.

There is currently a dismal lack of diverse representation in children’s books.

We will be collecting books that feature characters with a diverse range of backgrounds and identities. Every child deserves to see themselves and their peers represented in the books they read, and we hope to foster a positive relationship between children and their identities through this initiative.

Cora Cooks Pancit by Dorina K. Lazo Gilmore
Sadiq and the Desert Star by Siman Nuurali
Let’s Talk About Race by Julius Lester

We’re working with the City of Asylum Bookstore, Riverstone Books, and Penguin Bookshop to collect donations.

You may either visit these stores in person or order books online, which you can do by checking out the pages for our wish lists on the websites of the City of Asylum Bookstore, Riverstone Books, and Penguin Bookshop (links below).

Each wish list features different books, so feel free to choose some titles from each store!

You can also make donations using our Amazon Wish List, though we encourage you to support the local businesses we’re working with during this time.

Once you make your purchases, we’ll take care of delivering them to Reading Ready Pittsburgh!
Families, Families, Families! by Suzanne and Max Lang
Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry
All books will be donated to Reading Ready Pittsburgh, a local non-profit that supports young readers and their families in the area.
We are Water Protectors by Carole Lindstrom

Wishlist Links:

City of Asylum Bookstore

Riverstone Bookstore

Penguin Bookshop

Amazon Wishlist

Emmanuel’s Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah

We encourage you to take your time browsing for books that mean the most to you!

What is a Refugee? by Elise Gravel
The Proudest Blue: A Story of Hijab and Family by Ibtihaj Muhammad

Abuela by Arthur Dorros

The wish lists we’ve created all feature books that represent characters of a wide range of races, cultures, religions, abilities, and sexualities–all written for preschool or younger elementary school children and written by a diverse array of authors.

Our book drive will run from April 10 to May 8, 2021 (the end of Children’s Book Week).

Thank you for your interest in supporting this drive! If you have any further questions, please email contact@naforchange.org or contact us through our social media channels.

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