February 24, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

Signal Boost: Rainbow Boxes and Connecting LGBTQIA Books to Readers

If you’ve spent any time at all on Twitter recently, you’ve probably seen tweets about the Rainbow Boxes project. YA authors Cori McCarthy and Amy Rose Capetta have put together this fantastic project to send a box of 15 books to one library and one GSA or LGBTQIA homeless shelter in every state. From their fundraiser […]

Author Lee Bennett Hopkins Donates Kid Lit Collection to Penn State Libraries

Author Lee Bennett Hopkins has pledged to give the Penn State University Libraries his 18,000-volume book collection and correspondence papers from his lifelong career in children’s literature. The children’s poetry and literature collection, valued at approximately $3.25 million, includes volumes from such authors as Nikki Grimes, Madeline L’Engle, and Maurice Sendak, many of whom have autographed their works.

Capstone Donates Over 3,000 Books to Moore, Oklahoma Elementary Schools

After the storms last spring devastated the Moore (OK) community, Capstone recently sent a shipment of 3,000-plus books to support the city’s two elementary schools, Briarwood Elementary and Plaza Towers Elementary.