We believe that books can bring people together and inspire change. That’s why we’re inviting you to join the latest session of Little Free Library’s Action Book Club—the book club that combines good reads with good deeds!
We’re excited to announce the new Action Book Club theme: COME TOGETHER, which celebrates the power of unity, equity, and understanding in a divided world.
In honor of the new theme, the Little Free Library nonprofit organization is hosting a national book giveaway for Action Book Club members.
Sign up your Action Book Club by August 31, and you’ll be entered to win a special selection of Action Book Club titles! (Winners will be announced by email September 5; existing Action Book Clubs will be automatically entered to win; book packages will vary.) SIGN UP HERE!
A recommended reading list for adults, teens, and children appears on the Little Free Library website with books that reflect the “Come Together” theme, which will be active through January 2019. Books include America for Beginners by Leah Franqui, One Goal: A Coach, a Team, and the Game that Brought a Divided Town Together by Amy Bass, The Opposite of Hate by Sally Kohn, and The Sun Does Shine by Anthony Ray Hinton for adults; Dear Martin by Nic Stone, Harbor Me by Jacqueline Woodson, Love, Hate and Other Filters by Samira Ahmed, and Wishtree by Katherine Applegate, for tweens and teens; and All of Us by Carin Berger, Drawn Together by Minh Lê and Dan Santat, This Is How We Do It by Matt Lamothe, and What Can a Citizen Do by Dave Eggers and Shawn Harris for kids. See the full reading list here.
“I’m thrilled and honored by the Action Book Club’s selection of One Goal, says Bass. “The mission of this organization—to bring people together in their very own neighborhoods through reading—is on point with my hopes for this story about family, community, and soccer.”
“The Action Book Club embodies one of my favorite aspects of reading books; sharing your ideas with others,” says Lamothe. “For me, This Is How We Do It has the potential to jumpstart a dialog among children about their lives. I hope it lends to a larger discussion about what makes us unique and what bonds us together.”
The Action Book Club invites participants to read and discuss books, take part in service projects to benefit their communities, and share their stories to help spark a ripple effect of positive activity. Today there are hundreds of Action Book Clubs across the U.S. and in 15 countries, with members working together to make a difference where they live.
Little Free Library founder and executive director Todd H. Bol sees the Action Book Club as a powerful way people can foster understanding and positive change in their neighborhoods. “The dream starts with a book,” says Bol. “And there can’t be any better place to begin than with the Action Book Club.”
Will you be a part of the “Come Together” movement? Start an Action Book Club today!