#KidsNeedBooks on Today.com!

I was recently interviewed by Lisa Tolin of Today.com about #KidsNeedBooks and book access in general. You can find the article here and also on my Press page.

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One thing I’d like to take this opportunity to re-emphasize, is that it doesn’t take a lot of effort or money to help out. I have made a habit of keeping an eye out for books, and have been able to find LOTS of affordable books that are still in great shape at: yard sales; library sales; used book stores; book stores’ remainder sections and “hurt” book bins; friends’ and neighbors’ homes (ask around to see if anyone would like to give); flash sales online — just to name a few sources!

If you’ve got books to give, contact schools or libraries or kids’ programs in your community. I am certain you can find people who would be grateful for your generosity and glad to help find good homes for your books.

Screen Shot 2019-05-30 at 6.13.42 AMLastly, if you have yet to read Donalyn Miller and Colby Sharp’s Game Changer! Book Access for All Kids, I cannot recommend it strongly enough. If you already care about this issue, or just want to learn more about it, THIS is the book to read. Get a copy for yourself, and maybe a couple for your friends and colleagues. Read it, then go out there and share the wealth of information and inspiration to be found in its pages.

~ Jarrett

One thought on “#KidsNeedBooks on Today.com!

  1. Don’t mind if I do pick up Donalyn and Colby’s book!

    I just scheduled a blog post for tomorrow about this very thing – same day seven of my kids’ classmates will go home with personalized #kidsneedbooks parcels.

    My kids’ teachers were awesome to be the middlemen.

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