Donate a Multicultural Book to a Literacy Program or School

Young African-American Girl Reading a Book

November is a wonderful month for thanksgiving!

At Crickhollow/Crispin, we’re celebrating our thankfulness for young readers (and books that can inspire them) by offering some free books to literacy programs in November.

We support what 16-year-old Malala Yousafzai said in her 2013 United Nations speech:

“Let us wage a glorious struggle against illiteracy, poverty . . . let us pick up our books and our pens, they are the most powerful weapons. One child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world. Education is the only solution. Education first.”

To honor that spirit, we plan to give away 1,000 books to select literacy programs and schools in the U.S. this November!

We invite you to help us . . . with an $8 gift, or any multiple of $8.

Your $8 gift covers our printing costs for a hardcover book, the cost to ship books to the recipient programs, some minor processing fees, plus $2 per donation for our next project: a new nonfiction picturebook about a group of kids helping to rescue sea turtles in Costa Rica.

To donate, click here:

Our goal is to donate 1,000 books to worthy literacy programs. We can only do it with your help . . . one book, one donor at a time!

The Multicultural Books We’ll Supply (1 copy for each $8 donation)

Doyli to the Rescue: Saving Baby Monkeys in the Amazon (hardcover, $18.95 value)
Didn’t We Have Fun!: The Paintings of Hilda Robinson (hardcover, $19.95 value)

Doyli to the Rescue: Saving Baby Monkeys in the Amazon  Didn't We Have Fun - The Paintings of Hilda Robinson

Recipient Programs

Next Door Milwaukee
Read Indeed (based in Minneapolis area)
Oakland (organization TBA)
Philadelphia (organization TBA)
Rochester NY (organization TBA)
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On behalf of them, we thank you.
And happy reading to new, inspired young readers!

If you want to direct your donation to a specific program on our list, just indicate that as a message in your PayPal transaction. Otherwise, we’ll spread unspecified gifts equally across the listed programs.

If you would like us to donate books to a different literacy program, school system, or public library system that is not on the list, we ask that you raise & donate at least $160 (for a box of 20 books) and provide the shipping address.

Note: We are not a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, just an independent book publisher. Your receipt will say “Great Lakes Literary, LLC,” which runs Crickhollow Books. But we will use these contributions to donate our books to nonprofit literacy programs or public schools. So you’re donating these books through us (at a substantial discount) to a worthwhile program. We will deliver the donated books and report the results here and on our Twitter and Facebook pages. But your gift is not tax-deductible. If this is important to you, we suggest you make a donation directly to your favorite literacy program.