July 15th will be here in a blink and so I am posting, once again, on Darlene’s blog to celebrate our annual Give Something Away Day!
This is a day to share things that will lighten our load and perhaps brighten someone else’s day. With everything our country is experiencing because of the pandemic, this is a great time to give something away. What can you give away? How about a phone call, food for someone in quarantine, or books you love.
Along with staying safe in the pandemic, we have also been listening to the important discussion that is raising our collective social conscience with Black Lives Matter.
So, for our giveaway this year, Darlene and I have decided to give away books that support and highlight the talented BIPOC authors and/or illustrators in children’s literature.
I will be giving away two books:
- We Are Water Protectors by Carole Lindstrom, illustrated by Michaela Goode – and
- WOKE: A Young Poet’s Call To Justice by Mahogany L. Browne, Elizabeth Acevedo, and Olivia Gatwood, illustrated by Theodore Taylor III, with a contribution by Jason Reynolds.
Darlene will give away:
- I AM ENOUGH by Grace Byers, illustrated by Keturah A. Bobo.
To be eligible to win one of the two giveaways, please tell us the titles of books you love that are written and/or illustrated by BIPOC. And remember to share your suggestions on all your social media outlets. Two winners will be chosen at random from those who enter and announced on this blog at a later date.
Finally, I sincerely hope you stay healthy and safe and in the spirit of Give Something Away Day —find something to give away yourself.
Below is a short list of charities that can always use our support:
Black Lives Matter: https://blacklivesmatter.com/
The Innocence Project: https://www.innocenceproject.org/
The Trevor Project: https://www.thetrevorproject.org/
The National Immigration Law Center: https://www.nilc.org/
The Loveland Foundation: https://thelovelandfoundation.org/
The Navaho Water Project: https://www.navajowaterproject.org/
National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum: https://www.napawf.org/
Embrace Race: https://www.embracerace.org/
Kim Pfennigwerth enjoys time with her dogs on the beach or going for a paddle in her kayak. She is a lover of books, animals, children, and kindness in no particular order. She is often spotted participating in online workshops or in a bookstore or library reading piles of picture books while writing and revising her own manuscripts.