We Need Diverse Books is Giving Books to Schools

by We Need Diverse Books

We Need Diverse Books is excited to announce the opening of the application period for its 2016 WNDB™ in the Classroom program in which schools can apply for boxes of free books. This year, two titles are available: the Walter Award winning and NYT bestseller young adult book ALL AMERICAN BOYS by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely or the middle grade anthology FLYING LESSONS, edited by Ellen Oh (a starred selection from Booklist, Kirkus & SLJ).

Educators and librarians will need to apply here for 36 copies of the book of their choice. The books can be used for any educational purpose in a classroom or school library, or given away to students. They may not be sold. Priority will be given to schools with 60% free or reduced price lunch eligibility. Only one box of books will be awarded per school.

A teacher’s guide will also be made available so educators can discuss the novel with their students. We’ll also choose one classroom to win a free Skype visit from the authors!

At this time, we are only able to ship books within the United States. Selected applicants will be notified early 2017.

6 thoughts on “We Need Diverse Books is Giving Books to Schools

  1. Fantastic titles!!! I just had a parent come into my library wanting titles on diversity to give her son to read. “All American Boys” was the title she picked.

  2. Hi,
    I am a parent of children at one.of the few inclusive schools in South Africa. It is a small government primary school- kids aged 6 to 13 and is an African Ashoka changemaker school.

    Could we apply and get a box sent to a friend in the USA and arrange shipping at our own cost?

    It is very difficult to get these books in here and they are so needed.

    Best wishes

  3. Hello,

    I am a middle school that has two separate book clubs. One for students and one for teachers and staff.

    This book club is in conjunction with the MD One Book initiative and is a way to encourage discussion and growth among the staff of our school.

    I am curious if I can have a set of All American Boys (or even 15) for our staff book club.

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