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Literacy Link Book Drive

January 14 @ 8:00 am - February 14 @ 5:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating indefinitely

The UWM Golda Meir Library and the Center for Community-Based Learning, Leadership, and Research (CCBLLR) are co-sponsoring a book drive for Literacy Link, a program of UW Extension that creates opportunities for parents who are incarcerated at the House of Corrections to read books to their kids. A DVD recording is created of the parent reading a book, and then the book and DVD are sent to the child. While this program has operated across Wisconsin for a few years, it has recently come to Milwaukee.


We are looking for new books, from the list below.

Books can be order on Amazon and sent directly to:  UWM Center for Community-Based Learning, PO Box 413, Milwaukee, WI 53201-0413.  Alternatively, if you would like to drop off your book on campus, there is a donation bin in Learning Commons at the Golda Meir Library.

Here is a list of children’s books that the program is in need of:

Book title and Amazon Link Book Author
We’re All Wonders RJ Palicio
First Day Critter Jitters Liz Climo
The Catman of Aleppo Karim Shamshi-Basha
Our Little Kitchen Jillian Tamaki
Counting Kindness: Ten Ways to Welcome Refugee Children Hollis Kurman
Going Down Home with Daddy Kelly Starling Lyons
Josie’s Lost Tooth Jennifer Mann
The Breaking News Sarah Reul
Frybread: a Native American Family Story Kevin Maillard
A Story about Afiya
James Berry
The Snowy Day Ezra Keats
My Papi Has a Motorcycle
Isabel Quintero
Hair Love Matthew Cherry
The Undefeated
Kwame Alexander
Hey Black Child Useni Perkins
Dreamers Yuyi Morales
My Footprints Bao Phi

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Laurie Marks at lmarks@uwm.edu or Tiffany Thornton at thornto4@uwm.edu



January 14 @ 8:00 am
February 14 @ 5:00 pm
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