Kyle and Brady Baldwin started My Own Book, an organization that spreads the joy of reading nationally by having teen volunteers visit less fortunate K-3rd grade classrooms, read a story aloud, tell about the public library, and then let the children pick a brand new book of their very own. Bookplates with the child’s name are added to each book. The kids love having a book of their very own, and often it is their very first book. So far, over 17,000 books have been distributed.
A Call to Action!
Summer is here and we’d like to invite teens throughout the country to make a difference! At My Own Book we spread the joy of reading by visiting K-3rd grade classrooms, reading a story, and letting the children pick out a brand new book of their very own. We concentrate on visiting schools and libraries that draw children from homes where owning books is uncommon. For many of these children the books they choose will be the first book that have ever owned themselves. We’re rewarded with smiles and the children’s joy. It is wonderful. We’ve given out almost 20,000 books so far and we want to give out 5,000 books this summer. If you are a teen you can have a fun and rewarding summer. Visit our website at www.myownbook.net to see how to put on an event. Then, contact a school or library and set up an event. Next, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to tell us about your plan and we will get you books and bookplates.
Make a plan to do something this summer that will impact your life, improve a child’s life, and change our community. Together, we can!