Better World Books 6,400 Book Donation to NCFL

From the NCFL blog:

On Wednesday, Emily Kirkpatrick, Meg Ivey and I headed up to snowy Detroit for a book giveaway from Better World Books. Better World Books donated 6,400 books to three family literacy programs in Southwest Detroit, and NCFL was on hand for the donation!









We met up with Rudy and Phil from BWB at Roberto Clemente Learning Academy, one of the three sites to receive books. They had driven up from South Bend, Indiana, with 8 huge pallets of books.








After a quick tour of the school from Principal Helena Lazo, we headed off to the auditorium for the presentation.

Our special guest for the event was Lloyd Jackson from WJR radio in Detroit. Lloyd accepted the books on behalf of the three Detroit programs and also interviewed Emily for his nightly radio program.  









After Lloyd’s acceptance speech, Rudy from Better World Books told the story of his first book, The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein










Afterwards, the parents from the family literacy programs selected books to share with their children. As you can see from the pictures, it was a very exciting time!
























Thanks to Better World Books for this generous donation, and for supporting NCFL and literacy in so many ways. So far, the company has converted more than 11 million donated books into $5.2 million in funding for literacy and education!





  1. Great job guys. That part of the country is in need of support. Way to go! Way to weather the cold! Nice pictures. Nice truck! 🙂


  2. That’s great, I feel good knowing that when I buy from you I’m also donating, even if it’s not for my country.


  3. Jaime Mortimer says:

    Buying textbooks from you from now on! You take care of the Detroit area, we’re taking care of you.

    I wish I’d have known about this beforehand – I’d have offered help. I’m only about 25 minutes from where you guys landed with the books.

    Your big hearts are appreciated.

  4. hi
    my name is abebech im trying to find some books for ethiopian childrens i got some until now but if u donet some books i will take with me on june. i have childrens(orfans)in ethiopia too. please contact me.
    god bless u

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