Creating Readers & Leaders
BookEnds, a nonprofit organization based in Southern California, is about Kids Helping Kids. BookEnds recycles children's books through student-run book drives and places them in schools and youth organizations in need of books.
BookEnds believes that a literate child is the foundation of a thriving community. By providing access to books, BookEnds gives children the resources to develop literacy skills and to experience the joy and imagination of reading.
Friday, May 10, 2013
Star Prep and Extera Science Literacy Day
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Archer School for Girls sorting
Oakwood delivery to Stanley Mosk
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Le Lycee Francais Sorting
Thursday , May 16, 2013
Beverly Hills HS delivers to Albion
Friday , May 17, 2013
Library Riboon cutting at Hooper Avenue ES
Wednesday , May 22, 2013
Archer delivery to Wisdom Academy
Literacy & Leadership
Literacy Expert and father of three Danny Brassell, Ph.D. shares:
The Nerdy Book Club celebrates the 2013 Newbery Awards.
BookEnds newest blog "Endeavor Shuttle, education and Tom Wooden" is by Robin M. Keefe, President of BookEnds.
Learn more about our
student run book drives
* 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* The national average ratio of books to students is 22 to 1, the ratio in LA is 9 to 1 (and 3 to 1 if you don't count outdated and damaged books)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?
(click on the link to purchase these books and you are making a donation to BookEnds - thank you!)
"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
Looking for Alaska
by John Green
Maya Granger, Student
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