Join Us to Give the King K-8 School Some Shelf Help!

It’s back to school season, and this year, we’re pleased to help make school time (even) more fun and rewarding for the students at the Martin Luther King, Jr. K-8 School in Boston’s Dorchester neighborhood. Following  a competitive application process, the Boston Book Festival, along with participating publishers, is donating brand-new books to the King K-8 library as part of this year’s Shelf Help partnership. We’re also teaming up with Wondermore to bring award-winning author Meg Medina to the King for a school visit the day before her public BBF appearance on October 13.

We’re off to a great start, but there are still a lot of shelves to fill, and that’s where you come in! We’re asking friends and fans of the BBF to join us in donating books and funds to stock the shelves at the King’s library. Focusing primarily on a diverse collection of award-winning books, the King’s online wish list will make hundreds of young readers very happy.

Here are some ways you can get involved:

  • Peruse the King’s wish list online and donate a book directly to the school library (click the blue “Donate Now” button and then choose “Donate books.”
  • Contribute funds directly to the Shelf Help project by visiting the donations page and selecting a dollar amount. Or stop by the merchandise booth at BBF 2018 on October 13 and donate on-site!
  • Spread the word about the King School’s library and Shelf Help by sharing this post on social media, using the hashtag #ShelfHelp and tagging @bostonbookfest and @MLKK8School!

Thanks so much for your help–together we’re bringing the love of reading to a new generation of Boston kids!


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