FREE BOOKS FOR THE OPEN MIND!
Lift every voice and read... This program was started by Dr. Sam Chekwas
who would often hand out free books to any child that could not afford it.
Sooner he collected books and made donations to libraries and schools that
were often operating under tight budgets.
Designed to provide books free of charge to children and to encourage them
to read aloud as they would sing aloud their favorite songs.
Under this program, children are encouraged to bring their favorite books
and read them to the audience and go home with a bag full of their books of
Authors, Publishers and Booksellers are encouraged to donate their
overstocks or part of their current books for children who otherwise cannot
afford to buy them.
See below how you can obtain them.
The sun shines on book lovers at the
Annual Black Book Expo. At the 1st Annual Black Book Expo on Sunday
September 2, 2001 in Brooklyn, New York City, children and grown ups as
well found plenty of reasons to be happy: The great summer weather, the
spirituals performed by the highly accomplished choir and the accompanying
musicians, the large number of publishers exhibiting their stock, authors
signing their books and chatting comfortably with the public, and most
importantly, the free books handed out by READ ALOUD NY!
The free books are an important element of this unique book festival
promises to be a permanent feature of the cultural landscape of New York
for years to come. Covering a block area, the 1st Annual Black Book Expo
brought together dozens of publishers, booksellers, and authors, and
thousands of members of the reading public on a beautiful sunny Sunday for
this cultural festival organized by Paedeia Educational Promotions and the
House of the Lord Church.
READ ALOUD NY!, the program that distributes donated books free of
charge to any one who might want them, also made it’s first appearance in
the community on Sunday, September 2, and the response—particularly among
the younger set—was truly amazing. There seems to be a hunger for high
quality, accessible, reading material in the community, and Paedeia World
and Seaburn Publishing would like to thank all those who have donated books
to this program.
We certainly hope that by means of our READ ALOUD NY! program both young
people and adults will be encouraged to pick up interesting books and to
Seaburn’s goal is to further expand the range of the books given out
gratis, particularly those given to children and young adults, and to cover
a greater variety of subjects and reading levels.
We invite authors, publishers, and individuals to donate books to this
unique program, and we encourage the public to
email READ ALOUD NY! to
request the listed titles.
How to donate your books: Send books to our address. Include your name,
address and telephone. (Note: your donation may not be tax deductible)
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