Monday, August 1, 2011

Reach a Reader

This blog of mine is turning into a portal, a gate entrance for listing websites that encourage the donation of books for children and young adults. I'm happy to promote these wonderful organizations by spreading the word and since they keep cropping up, thanks to a few kidlitosphere members, I'm able to notify you about them!

Reach A Reader Resources

This site is for people who wish to donate, or would like to learn more about skype author visits, school author visits, etc. This place connects readers to authors, libraries and schools to authors...back and forth. Pretty cool huh? Here is the place where it all comes full circle!!! Yippee!

Check it out today!!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

I came across this great website that matches readers with books!

"If you run a service program to get books into the hands of children, anywhere in the world, this is the place to come!"

To find out more about this fabulous blog, head on over to Bookmatchmaker!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Book Drive!!


I'm organizing a year long book drive and am currently recruiting volunteers in order to make it all possible. If you would like to help out in anyway please contact me at wordrendezvous (at) gmail (dot) com.You may also leave a message in the comment section below. Don't forget to tell me how you would like to help out!

 We will need books (new or gently used) in English and Spanish. Where the books go will depend on the response I receive from all of you. If we receive enough books we will be able to send some to Mexico and others to book charities all over the USA, hopefully some will be delivered to a local charity too.

If you are someone who reviews books and have ARC's that you would like to donate please contact me. If you would like to spread the word on your blog about the book drive please contact me for more information at the email above. Above all else: tweet about the book drive like crazy and share this post on facebook. I'm counting on all of you! 

Friday, December 3, 2010

The Facts of Literacy

The home environment - specifically the availability of reading material - is a
stronger predictor of later academic achievement than socio-economic status.

Inability to read is linked to poverty, dependence on welfare, unemployment,
and crime.

A child who is not a fluent reader by fourth grade is likely to struggle with
reading into adulthood.

Access to printed materials has been found to be the critical variable effecting
reading acquisition.

Donate books today or volunteer to help organize a book drive!