One Book At A Time

 

Sponsor a Child with One Book a Month and Feed a Hungry Mind

 
One Book at a Time

ABOUT ONE BOOK AT A TIME:

When there's not enough money in the house for food, buying your child a book is next to impossible. We here at City Lights Bookstore are thrilled to support Family-to-Family, Inc., a national hunger and poverty relief organization's effords to feed the "hungry minds" of children in need ... one book at a time! 

Family-to-Family

HOW IT WORKS:

Family-to-Family will match you to a child living in poverty in one of the many communities they serve, give you the child's name, age and reading level, and ask you to send your assigned child one new book, along with a letter, each month. We ask that you commit to the program for one year, sending a total of 12 books and 12 letters. (The child will be encouraged to write back to you.) You might think about asking your own children to help pick out each month's book -- something they have read and loved!

If you'd like to send books each month for several children in one family, or if there is a particular aged child you would like to help, Family-to-Family will try to accommodate! 

We've made it fun and easy for you too! Once you've signed up with Family-to-Family's One Book At A Time program, check back in at this page and browse our list of recommended books we think your One Book child will love!

We hope you'll join us and support Family-to-Family's One Book At A Time program because together ... we can make a real difference! 

 
Girl Reading

 HOW DO I TAKE PART?:

Join Family-to-Family's efforts: Email books@family-to-family.org with your name and address! 

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HOW CAN I WORK WITH CITY LIGHTS ON THIS PROJECT?: 

You are welcome to email us your child's letter and we can print and include it with your package or you can send it to them under separate cover. As you learn your child's likes and dislikes we can help you fine-tune your selections.

If you mention in the Comments box during checkout that this is an OBAT gift then we will include extra free materials for the child -- stickers, bookmarks, and sometimes even extra books! 

 

Need some suggestions for books to send? That's why we are here! Here are a few of our recommendations:

 

  

GRADES K-1

Where the Wild Things Are

GRADES 2-3

Robot, Go Bot!

 GRADES 4-5

Bud, Not Buddy

GRADES 6-8

Gentle's Holler

GRADES 9-10

Esperanza Rising

GRADES 11-12

Looking for Alaska

 

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