Literacy Link Book Drive
January 14 @ 8:00 am - February 14 @ 5:00 pm
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
|The Snowy Day||Ezra Keats|
|My Papi Has a Motorcycle
|Hair Love||Matthew Cherry|
|Hey Black Child||Useni Perkins|
|My Footprints||Bao Phi|