The Book Project

Having books in the home is directly linked to a child’s future success in the classroom and in life. Unfortunately, not all children have equal access to this critical resource. That’s why EWDC launched The Book Project, a distribution program that puts thousands of free books and literacy supports directly into children’s hands and their homes. 

The Book Project distributes new books, free of charge, to help children and families build their at-home libraries. During the 2017-2018 program year, EWDC gave away 2,600 books to students and classrooms. By the close of the 2020-21 school year, we anticipate distributing over 6,000 free books to thousands of students throughout the DC region. 

While the number of books we give away is an important measure of impact, it isn’t the whole story. We work hard to make sure that students have books that they want to read; ones that they get to read for fun rather than an assignment. We also work with our schools and community partners to ensure that books distributed reflect a range of cultures, perspectives, and ideas so that as students, families, and mentors read together, they can confidently see themselves and thoughtfully learn about others. 

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