Sisterhood of the Traveling Picture Book…Guys are Welcome too…

Here is a way you can personally contribute to helping children learn to read and enjoy the world of books.

Michelle Eastman Books

I’m a mom, teacher, and children’s author who believes, passionately, that we should never, ever, underestimate the power of a picture book.  According to Reading is Fundamental (RIF), Nearly two-thirds of low-income families in the U.S. own no books.  That’s just plain wrong.  But, we can help fix it.

I recently launched the literacy initiative, Picture Book Pass it On (#PBPiO).  I encourage people to donate new or gently used books to needy kids, locally-wherever you are.  It has caught on in the US, and we also have people “Passing it On” in the UK and Australia.  Many children’s book authors are participating by giving local kids in need, copies of the books they’ve written.

With a few exceptions, the PBPiO charge is being led by an all-female squad of super-heroes (a.k.a. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Picture Book).  Frankly, I am thrilled to have anyone join…

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2 thoughts on “Sisterhood of the Traveling Picture Book…Guys are Welcome too…

  1. I donate to my Uncle’s neighborhood Little Free Library (Darth) to keep those books moving. I’m always saying books are meant to be read, not used as shelf decor 😉


    • I completely agree. Books should be shared. Our neighbourhood has a free book exchange library as well! Other places could be Women’s shelters, prison visiting rooms, hospitals, inner city schools. I’m trying to organize this in my town first, then widen my scope! Thanks for your comment.


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