WNDB in the Classroom provides free diverse books to low-income schools around the country. This program was created to address the literacy gap that affects marginalized youth. By helping children find stories and authors that they can relate to, we can help foster in them a lifelong love of reading.
Since 2014, WNDB in the Classroom has donated over 100,000 books nationwide. Every fall we donate 4,000 copies of our most recent Walter Award winners, and throughout the year we arrange giveaways of diverse books provided to us by publishers, corporations, and individual donors. Book donations are sent to Title 1 and low income schools in need, where children need to see themselves in the pages of a book, to feel understood. Having diverse titles also serves to encourage literacy, by providing up-to-date and engaging fiction that students are excited to read. Educators report that reluctant readers are more engaged and enthusiastic about reading when they can see themselves in the books they're presented with, boosting understanding and literacy.
We believe that our work putting diverse books into the hands of students creates empathy and fosters literacy. Please, join us in making a difference.
If you are a publisher or author interested in donating books or funds for an upcoming giveaway, please complete our interest form below.
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For information about WNDB in the Classroom, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As part of WNDB in the Classroom program, WNDB asks that recipients send in photos of the books received, in use in the classroom, as part of displays, with teachers and students. We will use these photos on our social media channels and website to spread the word about the WNDB in the Classroom initiative. Many schools already have release forms as part of your school's policy, but below is WNDB's photo release form if students under 18 are in the images.