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Learn more about Books in the D!

Contributed by: Joy Lyman, 313Reads Michigan Education Policy Fellow with Teach for America Detroit

Detroit and Southeast Michigan literacy programs are getting 60,000 brand new K-12 books. You read that right- SIXTY THOUSAND!

Books in the D is a new project from 313Reads, which was made possible thanks to a generous in-kind donation from the Molina Foundation and in partnership with Grace Community Church Detroit, Center for Success Network, and Children’s Literacy Project.

This exciting news has sparked a lot of interest. Organizations have begun the application process to receive books, and if your organization is interested, please attend our next info session, via Zoom on March 12th at noon. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the Books in the D initiative and how to apply to receive books. The application deadline is April 1st, 2024.

Reading is incredibly important for our youth for many reasons. It helps them do well in school by improving their academic skills and understanding of different subjects. Reading also helps in learning new words and ideas. It teaches readers about different cultures and helps children grow empathy and celebrate differences. Through reading, young people learn that they can overcome challenges and be resilient. Most importantly, reading opens up a world of opportunities for them in the future, helping them follow their dreams and make a positive impact on the world around them.

If your organization is interested in joining the coalition workgroup coordinating Books in the D, or having volunteers serve at the book site when they arrive, please reach out to  


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