The Book Project

The Book Project, EWDC's free distribution program, increases children's access to books that engage their minds, encourage their growth, and inspire their futures.

In addition to giving free books to Power Readers and StoryTime participants, The Book Project hosts schoolwide and community-based giveaway events that put thousands of free books directly into kids' hands each year. Even more important is that the majority of books given away elevate characters and communities often underrepresented in children's literature so all young readers get a chance to see themselves on the page.

Books distributed through The Book Project come to EWDC through book drives, donations, and organizational support. To learn more, email

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Read in Color: A Commitment to Representation in Reading

Through The Book Project, EWDC supports the Little Free Library's Read in Color Initiative, an effort to bring diverse books to communities around the world. Read in Color distributes books that elevate BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and other marginalized voices, offers perspectives on racism and social justice, and celebrates experiences from all identities for all readers.

EWDC' hosts 21 Read in Color book-sharing boxes, almost all of which are located in “book deserts” or under-resourced communities. With the support of partner organizations and volunteers, EWDC continually filles these book-sharing boxes with diverse titles so that children can have immediate access to new and representative books in their own communities. 

Learn more about EWDC's commitment to Read in Color here.