* California ranks 49th in books-per-pupil in its elementary school libraries and last in the US in terms of public library access
* The national average ratio of books to students is 22 to 1, the ratio in LA is 9 to 1 (and 3 to 1 if you don't count outdated and damaged books)
*Since 1998, BookEnds has donated more than two million books valued by LAUSD at more than $16 million dollars
* Every $100 will buy $500 worth of books for children in under-resourced facilities
Changed Your Life?
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by Margery William
"What child can resist a story about friendship, questions and resolution without ever recognizing it. They just absorb it. At least I did."
Dana Cooper, Director of Children and Family Ministries
"The Summer House Cat"
by Michele Granger
"I was greatly influenced by Charlotte's love for her family and the little cat that adopted her." Erin Schlanger, Librarian, Student Resource Coordinator
"The Giving Tree"
by Shel Silverstein
"My all time favorite book!"
Krisjane De Jesus, High School Student
Julie of the Wolves
by Jean Craighead George
Jessica DelGrosso, Stay at Home Mom
Green Eggs and Ham
by Dr. Seuss
Tracilyn Scala, Blogger
by Astrid Lindgren
Margriet Ruurs, Award winning children's book author
The Kitchen God's Wife
by Amy Tan
Michaela Pereira, Newscaster, Los Angeles
by Margaret Wise Brown
Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State