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October is when we celebrate the work of publishers whose books we often add to our selection. This month is extra special because we are honoring the work of one of our favorite publishing houses, Enchanted Lion Books. This summer they turned 15. Ever since the release of Mao and Me in 2008, we have been following the titles published by Enchanted Lion and adding them to our schools. Happy birthday, enchanted friends, and may you bring many more meaningful books to us.

We are happy to announce that this month’s selection consists of 30 titles. The largest monthly donation to date is made possible with the help of The Pine Tree Foundation of New York, who awarded our program with a visiting-artist grant. With their help, we will be able to invite writers, illustrators, and translators to speak with the kids in both schools. In conjunction with this month’s selection, one of our first speakers will be Claudia Zoe Bedrick, a translator and founding publisher of Enchanted Lion Books.

The festivities will continue at our partnering bookshop, Bindlestiff Books, with a window display highlighting the Enchanted Lion publications. At the end of the month, on October 27, we are organizing a baklava sale, kindly hosted by Bindlestiff Books.

Stay tuned for more updates and join us in celebrating the works of so many talented artists.



A donation of 11 books marks our partnership with the African Community Learning Program.  We are proud to support their efforts to create a library of Empowering African Stories.

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We March in February

Since 1976 the month of February has been dedicated to celebrating achievements by black Americans. Black History Month is here and A Book a Day is adding some wonderful new children’s books to acknowledge the kids who walked the streets of Birmingham in 1963 (We’ve Got a Job) and the Summer Freedom Workers of 1964 in Mississippi. Through our reading this month, we March with John Lewis.

Reading changes us and we are reading about change.

Join us in celebrating Black History Month with a book.


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Happy New School Year.

We are starting the year with a special celebration of comic books and other titles from Flying Eye Books and NoBrow. It turned out to be far too difficult to choose only 8 books from these wonderful publishers, so we are adding 20 new titles instead. We love the biography series, such as Audubon, on the Wings of the World, Einstein, and Shackleton’s Journey. And the comic book variety also turned out to be far too tempting.

A Book a Day would like to thank Flying Eye Books and NoBrow for bringing such fantastic books to our kids. We will continue featuring publishers whose titles are consistently intriguing.

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