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Young, Black & Lit is partnering with teachers, organizations and schools across the country to provide support for their students during this unprecedented time. We are providing books to help students and WE NEED YOUR HELP!


​How Does It Work:

1. An organizer will identify a set of books from Young, Black & Lit's Book Bank to provide;

2. Young, Black & Lit will create a fundraising page to raise money to provide the books at no cost to the students or their families;

3. Organizers will share the page with their personal networks. Spread the word. Raise money. Reach the goal!

4. Young, Black & Lit will mail books once the fundraising goal has been met! 



About MCkay Arts Academy's Library

Dear LaSalle Families, 


I hope this finds you well and safe. 


As we navigate this crisis together as a community, some of our LaSalle families have raised the idea of a fundraiser to build a more diverse and inclusive library collection. In particular, we'd like to create an anti-racist collection of books that we could offer for families/parents to check out as well. 


This has been my goal for the library since I took over and saw that the collection was greatly lacking books with black and brown protagonists. I have been developing a wish list for some time, and adding to it daily. While I have some budget for this goal through our Scholastic funds, Scholastic's selection is somewhat limited. 


With this fund raiser, we would like to support Young, Black & Lit, a black-owned, independent bookseller in Chicago whose mission is to "increase access to children's books that center, reflect, and affirm the experiences of Black children." I've connected with Derrick Ramsey, of Young, Black & Lit to arrange this purchase.  With your help we can bring a HUGE new selection of books to the LLA Library that better reflect the actual diversity of our school, our families, and our city. 


We can get these books into the LLA Library immediately. If you can support this fundraiser, you can click the donate button below to help us purchase these books. 

Thank you so much for your generosity and support at this time!


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This is a sample library collection

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E-mail: info@youngblackandlit.org

Are you a teacher that's interested in hosting your own fundraiser with Young, Black & Lit? Simply fill out the form and someone from our team will get back to you!