Give a Book, Get a Smile

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Being able to read is more than a life necessity, it has the power to transport us into the wonderful world of imagination, it teaches us, it helps us grow.

To some, reading can sometimes be viewed as a chore, but it mostly is an immense pleasure all of us should be able to experience. Alas, life’s realities beg differently as so many are either challenged with reading skills, or challenged with access to books. Either way, those in that predicament miss on so much!

The Authors Show’s “Give A Book, Get A Smile” initiative aims to bring changes to these literacy challenges, with the help of authors, readers, and the business community.

Our program addresses 3 segments:

1- Children - age 4-12  
2- Teens/Young Adults - age 13+
3- Adults fiction and nonfiction

- For children, we are calling on donation of children books ages 4 to 12, picture and chapter books; donated children books are distributed to organizations and/or schools catering to disadvantaged children in the United States and Canada.

- For teens, we are calling on young adults books, fiction and nonfiction, including self-help books specifically for teens; donated books are distributed to schools, women shelters and homeless communities in the United States. 

- For adults, we are calling on fiction and nonfiction, including self-help/development/business books; donated books are distributed to women shelters and homeless communities in the United States.

When budgets allow it please provide at least 3 copies; this can be either 3 copies of 1 book, or any quantity of multiple books. For budgets less flexible, we remain thankful for any contribution you may provide to this project. 

At May 1, 2020, our current needs are children and young adult books. 

If you wish to donate books, please please provide book information here.  All titles are reviewed prior to providing shipping information.

 

CLICK HERE or scroll below to see some of our book recipients.

 

BOOK DONATION PROTOCOL

Before shipping any books, please email the following information to GiveABook [at] cox.net:

  • Boot title
  • ISBN #
  • Your website address
  • Number of books you wish to donate

When we receive your information, we will email you the shipping address where to send your package.

 

A publishing industry podcasting pioneer since 2005, The Authors Show is leveraging its pool of thousands of authors and other publishing industry relationships, calling on them to inform their circles of influence about the "Give A Book, Get A Smile" initiative so that they too may have the opportunity to participate, and for those who can, to donate books.  Books are donated to the recipients several times per year as books become available.

  • Do you love reading? 
  • Do you wish every child could read?
  • Do you wish to inspire young adults to read?
  • Do you wish to give children of women in shelters reading opportunities? 

Then join us in our quest to curtail illiteracy, one book and one child at a time. Please join us in giving books, and we guarantee you will get a smile!

Give a Book, Get a Smile

 

Fondation Maman Dion  Fondation Maman Dion Logo

French Canadian Author Dr. Nicole, MD, donates several hundred books in the Felix & Boubou series on behalf of Give a Book Get a Smile to the “Fondation Maman Dion” in Montréal, Québec, Canada. Seen here in front of a large photo of Maman Dion (mother of singer Celine Dion) Liette Dion,Dr. Nicole and Claudette Dion.


Andre House  Andre House Logo  Andre House

Adult book donations to Andre House of Arizona, House of Hospitality for the Homeless. Seen left to right Debbie Shane-Director of Services-Andre House, Danielle Hampson- CEO of The Authors Show®  and Founder of the Give a Book Get a Smile literacy initiative, Elizabeth Wunsch-Director of Volunteer Services-Andre House, Mark D. Walker-Author.

Andre House  

Karen Greene Lohrengel, Regent of the CTH Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution delivers books to Andre House on behalf of Give a Book Get a Smile.


Give A Book Get a Smile donation to ChildHelp  ChildHelp logo

Karen Greene Lohrengel, Regent of the CTH Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution delivers books to ChildHelp, Phoenix AZ on behalf of Give a Book Get a Smile.


Give a Book Get a Smile at Montessori Education Center  Montessori Education Center logo

Karen Greene Lohrengel, Regent of the CTH Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution delivers books to Montessori Education Center, Phoenix AZ on behalf of Give a Book Get a Smile.


StreetLight USA  StreetLight USA logo

Karen Greene Lohrengel, Regent of the CTH Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution delivers books to Alysa Gentry, Donation Director for StreetLightUSA, on behalf of Give a Book Get a Smile. StreetLightUSA provides crisis intervention programs to young girls at risk of sex trafficking.


Hope Women Center  Hope Women Center

Karen Greene Lohrengel, Regent of the CTH Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution delivers books to Hannah, Program Support Coordinator for Hope Women's Center, on behalf of Give a Book Get a Smile. Hope Women's Center. The Center exists to engage, encourage and equip vulnerable women and adolescent girls by providing support for their physical, emotional and spiritual needs.


Mountain View School, Phoenix AZ  Mountain View School, Phoenix AZ  Mountain View School, Phoenix AZ

Book donation by Give a Book Get a Smile to Mountain View School, Phoenix AZ.


    World Academy for the Future of Women     World Academy for the Future of Women     World Academy for the Future of Women

Danielle Hampson, CEO of The Authors Show and Founder of the Give a Book Get a Smile literacy initiatives gives book to the World Academy for the Future of Women Literacy Project in Xinzheng, Henan Province, China.

 

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