Literary Organizations You Can Donate to Now to Support Black Lives Matter

22 Jul 2020

Here at NewinBooks, we are committed to making a positive difference in our community and the world around us. To continue on from our recent posts Black Authors to Support in Your Favorite Genres and Black-Owned Bookstores You Can Support Right Now, we’ve made a list of some literary organizations you can donate to in order to support the Black Lives Matter movement.

The Hurston/Wright Foundation

“In 1990, author Marita Golden and bibliophile Clyde McElvene created this foundation to nurture Black writers and diversify the literary arts. They named it in honor of two writers who displayed enormous talent, remarkable drive, and rare intellectual prowess, and then they began to build a community that provided training, mentorship, recognition, and financial resources. Today, the foundation conducts writing workshops, public readings, writing competitions and an annual awards ceremony – all to encourage excellence.”

We Need Diverse Books

“A 501(c)(3) non-profit and a grassroots organization of children’s book lovers that advocates essential changes in the publishing industry to produce and promote literature that reflects and honors the lives of all young people.”

Kimbilio Fiction

“Kimbilio means “safe haven” in Swahili. We are a community of writers and scholars committed to developing, empowering and sustaining fiction writers from the African diaspora and their stories.”

Young, Black & Lit

“Young, Black & Lit was started by book lovers who understand the critical importance of reading and representation in the lives of children. Our mission is simple, to increase access to children’s books that center, reflect, and affirm the experiences of Black children.”

The Conscious Kid

“The Conscious Kid is an education, research and policy organization dedicated to reducing bias and promoting positive identity development in youth. We partner with organizations, children’s museums, schools, and families across the country to promote access to children’s books centering underrepresented and oppressed groups.”

Book Harvest

“Book Harvest provides an abundance of books and ongoing literacy support to families and their children from birth and serves as a model for communities committed to ensuring that children are lifelong readers and learners. Our vision is of a world in which reading, learning, and access to information are considered rights, not privileges, so that all children thrive.”

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