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“The ability to read is one of the greatest victories life has to offer. Books help kids make positive life decisions. I want to help get books in the hands of all kids.”​

-Derrick Thomas




By the Numbers

For children living in poverty 80% of pre-schools and after school programs do not have a book for every child they serve, only 1 book for every 300 children is available.


Get Involved

We are always accepting donations of books for the children we serve. If you have gently used books or new books that you would like to donate for ages 9 to young teen please contact Charleszetta Shelby at 816-931-5855 or

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