Literacy

Grove Park Atlanta Community Empowerment

Empowering individuals to make positive changes in self and in community

Literacy

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The ME In Books Campaign

"Literature transforms human experience and reflects back to us, and in that reflection we can see our own lives and experiences as part of a larger human experience. Reading, then, becomes a means of self-affirmation, and readers often seek their mirrors in books." - Author, and Professor Emerita at The Ohio State University, Rudine Sims Bishop

Stories of other people's lives can impact our own by helping us better understand our world. This is why it is important that people of color see their own identities and experiences reflected in literature. Providing People of Color with literature that reflects their identities and experiences helps boost self-esteem, social-emotional functioning, and cultural pride.


Our ME In Books campaign promotes reading in communities of color by providing books featuring characters of color.


We need at least 500 books by March 31, 2020! You can help us reach our goal by donating books from our wishlist or by donating your own new or gently used books. The pick-up / drop-off information, or our shipping address is here.  


Help fund ME In Books here.


Follow ME In Books on social media: Facebook - @MeInBooks, Intsagram - @Me_In_Books, Twitter - @Me_In_Books

Your monetary and in-kind donations are tax deductible with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Please consult a tax professional for detailed information about your tax deductions.

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