The incredible Colleen Mondor and Jackie Parker-Robinson have forged a partnership between the upcoming kid lit conference of children's literature bloggers and the non profit Reading Is Fundamental, whose mission is to get books into the hands of kids who otherwise wouldn't get books. To create the next generation of passionate readers. To change the world.
I'm pretty excited that this conference which I'm so looking forward to now has a component about helping others and making a change beyond just our community.
If you're convinced, know about how RIF is losing it's government funding, and want to donate to help RIF in conjunction with Kid Lit Con, click here.
If you want to know more, Colleen explains it with such eloquence, I'm just going to send you to her blog to read all about it.
So thanks, Colleen and Jackie.
Books in the hands of Kids.
What a great joint mission!
And thanks to all of you, too!