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ReadUp for Black Lives Book Drive
ReadUp for Black Lives plans to diversify the bookshelves in classrooms of Philadelphia and Greater Boston public schools through individual donations of inclusive, anti-bias, and anti-racist children’s books. Moved by the murder of George Floyd and the national call to end systemic racism, ReadUp for Black Lives hopes to both empower children and celebrate differences through inclusive literature. Help Carolyn and Damian (the Teachers of Lamplighter!!!) raise books for their schools and beyond! Visit https://wereadup.org/book-drives for details and steps to donate! ReadUp for Black Lives is an on going book drive and will be collecting books through August 1st.
100% of books collected are being donated to The Jacoby Book Bank and Arlington/Cambridge public school libraries. All money collected will be used to purchase new children’s books. The Jacoby Book Bank provides up to 375 free books to teachers per school year and is open to all teachers in Philadelphia.
Steps to Donate:
1. Choose a book from a ReadUp Book List
2. Purchase the Book
3. Bring the book to Lamplighter or ship directly (see website)
4. Donate money to purchase books through our GoFundME https://www.gofundme.com/f/book-drives-for-black-lives