Our mission is to promote literacy among low-income children and teens
in the greater Washington, D.C. area by giving books to students and schools
and providing access to authors and illustrators.

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Author Readings
Introducing authors to school kids

Mo Willems at Raymond Elementary School

Mo Willems wows children at Raymond Elementary School by reading several of his popular books.

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Book Signings
All kids get books to take home

Adam Gidwitz at Bancroft Elementary School

Adam Gidwitz signs books for eager students.

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Empowerment from Books
Learning the importance of diversity and inclusion

Ellen Oh at Brightwood Education Campus

Students learned about the power of diversity and inclusion in children's literature from Ellen Oh with the We Need Diverse Books collection Flying Stories.

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School-wide Events
Facilitating reading events for the whole school

Monica Brown at Glen Forest Elementary School

It's a full house as students get ready for Monica Brown to read from a few of her favorite books.

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You can read about An Open Book’s latest events and news, see a calendar of our upcoming events, learn about our programs for schools, authors, illustrators and publishers, read about who we are, or donate to help support our program. And we’d love to hear from you.

An Open Book was selected for the 2016-17 Catalogue for Philanthropy as “one of the best small charities in Greater Washington.”  Visit the Catalogue website to learn more!

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