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.
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!
All books will be donated to Reading Ready Pittsburgh, a local non-profit that supports young readers and their families in the area.
We encourage you to take your time browsing for books that mean the most to you!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us through our social media channels.