There are so many ways to get books into the hands of young readers. Readers who may not have their own books.
My friend Donna Gephart supports a great charity, Bess the Book.
I'm proud to have been a part of My Very Own Library, visiting schools in Newark NJ.
You can read about the schools who hosted me, HERE and HERE.
One of my all-time favorite photos, illustrating my respect for busy urban librarians with limited funds but great enthusiasm.
(The entrance to the auditorium where I was speaking.)
Thanks, Scholastic and My Very Own Library, for the amazing ways you get books into kids' hands. And if you're wondering whether books really make a difference, read all about it, HERE.