Closing the literacy gap and encouraging underprivileged children to develop a love for reading is what the ’50 States 50 Books’ project is all about.

Blogger Charnaie Gordon and her children, Madison and Barrington who help run the project, joined Good Morning Connecticut at Nine to tell us all about it. 

The mission of 50 States 50 Books is to help close the early literacy gap by providing free diverse books to deserving or underprivileged children, schools, or other organizations in need throughout the United States.

Their goal is to donate at least 50 new or gently used diverse books to 50 deserving or underprivileged kids, schools, libraries or organizations in each of the 50 US states by December 2020 (or sooner). So far they’ve collected 400+ diverse children’s book for eight different states: Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts, Delaware, New Jersey, Florida, Georgia, and Rhode Island. They are now collecting books for California. 

For more details on the program, watch the video above. 

If you would like to donate books, click here. 

If you wold like to be considered for a donation, click here.