In the midst of registering and planning for the Midsouth Fall Conference this year, I wanted to remind everyone about the all important Book Drive! This year’s recipient of our books will be a nonprofit organization out of Nashville called Book ‘Em. Founded in 1989, Book ‘Em has distributed more than a million books to underprivileged children of Metro Nashville and surrounding areas. Their mission is founded on the idea that every child in Nashville should be given an equal opportunity to experience the joy of owning and reading books. As a community, the SCBWI stands for many things, but what could be more important than getting books into the hands of those who need them most?
bring your new or *gently* used books (all genres and ages from PB to
YA accepted) to the SCBWI Fall Conference, look for the Book ‘Em drop
off bins, and pay forward your love of books!
(Textbooks, reference books, and overly worn books cannot be accepted.)