Yesterday I honored First Book, a wonderful organization which gives children in need their first book. While they specifically do not work with the African-Americans, there are many children/families of color who benefit from their work. They operate in The US and CA officially, but their reach is more extensive. I had the honor of working at the Eric Carle Museum during the Friendiversary, where they gave over 500 free Mo Willems books to the young visitors. Somewhere between Mo’s quirky text, and my “shout out” to the organization, is a description of how meaningful their work is.
View their website for more information.