WHAT IF YOU HAD NO BOOKS?

The best predictor of a child's success in school and future income is the number of books in their home.

 
 
Children Arriving at School

AFFORDABILITY

FORTY PERCENT of America's children cannot afford to buy books.

Cover Image of Ending Book Hunger, By Lea Shaver

ENDING BOOK HUNGER BY LEA SHAVER

Discover INNOVATIVE nonprofit strategies to bring books within reach of EVERY CHILD, and what YOU can do to help.

"Graceful and compelling prose..." - Anupam Chander

"Fresh, exciting, and engaging..." - Jessica M. Silbey

"I was deeply touched..." - John Green

 
 
Children Arriving at School

MAKING BOOKS AFFORDABLE

DOLLY PARTON'S IMAGINATION LIBRARY mails free books to children in high-poverty zip codes.

FIRST BOOK sells new books at steep discounts to teachers and others serving low-income kids.

LEA SHAVER

Author of Ending Book Hunger

Professor Shaver is the world's leading expert on book hunger and the right to read. She is tenured at Indiana University's Robert H. McKinney School of Law, where she teaches copyright law and human rights law. Her research on intellectual property and distributive justice has shaped international law at the United Nations.

 

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Find out how YOU can help end childhood book hunger.