The Bottom Line

By Sara Morris, Book Harvest intern I used to work at a daycare where I was often placed in the room with what they called “the cruisers.” These were the kids under a year old who were just learning to walk or “cruise” around. There was one boy, Henry, who was known for crying for… Read more »

Our Community Book Bank is Growing!

By Daniele Berman, Operations Manager As our generous community continues to share books with us–by clearing out their bookshelves at home; running book drives in their neighborhoods, schools, and organizations; and purchasing books through book sales and local bookstores–we are able to expand the impact of our most far-reaching program: Community Book Bank. Through this… Read more »

Durham Herald-Sun: Book cover launches an author, activist

Not every successful author can point to an “aha” moment that launched them on the path to writing. but Raleigh children’s book author Kelly Starling Lyons can. In third grade, Lyons saw a the cover of Mildred D. Taylor’s Newbery-award winning “Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry” in a book club catalog. “It spoke to… Read more »

From a Single Book Cover, an Author and Activist is Launched

By Ginger Young, Founder and Executive Director originally printed in the Durham Herald-Sun on March 16, 2016 Not every successful author can point to an “aha” moment that launched them on the path to writing. But Raleigh children’s book author Kelly Starling Lyons can. In third grade, Lyons saw the cover of Mildred D. Taylor’s Newbery-award winning… Read more »

Alternative Service Break Day at Durham Tech

By Daniele Berman, Operations Manager Earlier today, I had the opportunity to join colleagues from Durham’s Partnership for Children and Made in Durham on the panel of Durham Technical Community College’s first-ever Alternative Service Break Day. We were invited to share with the 15 students who gathered about the connections between poverty and education in Durham and what… Read more »

Barriskill Book Drive

By Devon Fischer, book drive captain Hi everyone my name is Devon and I am in seventh grade. I ran a book drive at Barriskill Dance Theatre School  this past December for Book Harvest’s Martin Luther King day program. At my dance studio, there are always little kids in the lobby reading books while they are waiting for their… Read more »