Students Draw ‘World Cup Sticker Book’ to Raise Money for Cancer Charities!

Students Draw ‘World Cup Sticker Book’ to Raise Money for Cancer Charities!

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                                                                     Image via BBC     A primary school in Somerset has launched its own version of the classic Panini World Cup sticker book. Interestingly, not only the pupils but the teachers joined in this process of book-making and all the 576 players in the official album have been drawn by pupils at the Flax Bourton Primary School.    Image via North Somerset times This “World Cup Sticker …

Peek Into the Bookstore That’s Fighting HIV/AIDS One Book at a Time

Peek Into the Bookstore That’s Fighting HIV/AIDS One Book at a Time

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There are some amazing bookstores all over the world, many of which call New York City their home, which luckily, so do I. Just a skip and a throw away from the Bookstr office is the Housing Works bookstore, located at 126 Crosby Street. The bookstore, along with other branches of Housing Works, engages in an array of advocacy strategies to further their mission of ending the twin crises of AIDS and homelessness. The collaborative initiative has been committed to ending the AIDS epidemic for over three decades, and hopes to see the disease disappear from New York State by 2020, …

This Author Learned to Read and Write in Prison, Now He’s Giving Back to Young Readers

This Author Learned to Read and Write in Prison, Now He’s Giving Back to Young Readers

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There isn’t anything wrong with looking back on the things we’ve done in the previous year. Although some memories will make us say, “Yikes!”, others could shed some light. By seeing mistakes as lessons and hard times as room for growth, there’s nothing to hold us prisoner to the past. It’ll only help us grow. Author and poet Jimmy Santiago Baca encourages us to think this way.    Image Via Poetry Foundation   His grandmother cared for him until he was eventually moved to an orphanage, then lived on the streets, then went to prison for over six years. It was here …

7 Literary Charities to Get Involved With This Holiday Season

7 Literary Charities to Get Involved With This Holiday Season

Now that the comforts of warm sunny September days are over and the cold winds have travelled towards us here in New York, people have been settling into the idea of winter and the traditions that follow it. And just like that comes the holiday season.   You may be the type to continue avoiding strangers at all costs on your daily commute or you may feel compelled to start giving more charitably. With Thanksgiving and Christmas just around the corner there certainly is a snug and cheerful atmosphere about us despite hiding under a million layers and your great …

Dolly Parton’s Library Donates Over 98 MILLION Books to Kids

Dolly Parton’s Library Donates Over 98 MILLION Books to Kids

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Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library was established in 1985 by the Dollywood Foundation and aims to mail one free book per month to the homes of children every year, from the time they are born to age five.    According to Dolly Parton’s organization, The Dollywood Foundation, by the age of three, children in lower income families have been exposed to 30 million less words than children from higher income families.    Image Courtesy of Hip2Save   Since the Imagination Library was founded, it has delivered more than 98 million, and in 2016 the Dollywood Foundation reached a milestone of mailing out one million books …