The Light that Came Out of Darkness

By Ginger Young, founder and executive director I remember what the Reverend Ralph Abernathy called “one of the darkest hours of mankind.” It was April 1968, and I was five years old. Dinnertime in my Atlanta household was usually a time of joking and banter. This night, though, my parents somberly told my brothers and… Read more »

Are you on the list?

The Dream Big Book Drive list, that is. 55 book drives have been registered to date! Are you on the list? Johnson Lexus Durham Technical Community College Durham Community MLK Steering Committee Impact Pharmaceutical Services Brier Creek Orthodontics North Durham Orthodontics Marble Unlimited Wake Radiology Beth El Congregation Hollow Rock Raquet and Swim Club AECOM… Read more »

Think Running a Book Drive is Hard? Think Again!

“I love books! I was that child who would never do her homework because she was reading the new Nancy Drew. I worked in a library through college and spent more time browsing through books than shelving them. And books have been so magical for me. I think everybody deserves to have books in their… Read more »

Mirrors and Windows Project Celebrates Diversity in Children’s Books

By Daniele Berman, Community Partnerships Manager This article was originally posted in the Durham Herald-Sun . “Books are sometimes windows, offering views of worlds that may be real or imagined, familiar or strange . . . When lighting conditions are just right, however, a window can also be a mirror. Literature transforms human experience and reflects it… Read more »

Building Literacy: Book Harvest distributes books to Triangle children

By Sarah Lindenfeld Hall, WRAL Go Ask Mom Ginger Young tells me she’s a mom, first and foremost. And a fixer. A few years ago, her own children were outgrowing their childhood books. Young knew there were children just a mile from her home without a single book at home. She knew that countless studies… Read more »

Book Harvest Joins Keeping Children Safe Network!

Book Harvest is committed to keeping children safe from abuse through awareness raising, prevention, responding and reporting. Book Harvest believes that every child has the right to respect and protection, regardless of gender, gender identity, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, and whether or not they have a disability. Accordingly, this year, after an extensive series… Read more »

Welcome, Isabel and Ayana!

Our team keeps growing at Book Harvest! We have added two new members to our staff this month. Please help us welcome them to the Book Harvest family! Isabel Geffner is our new advancement coordinator, who will be working full time to support development and fundraising at Book Harvest. Of her experience ranging from 20… Read more »

The Regulator Turns 40!

On the first weekend in December in 1976, one of our favorite bookstores first opened its doors: The Regulator Bookshop! This Saturday, December 3, the folks at The Regulator will be celebrating their 40th anniversary all day. And they’re giving gifts to Book Harvest as part of the celebration! Stop by The Regulator to enjoy cake around 1… Read more »

Gratitude and Strong Young Minds

For all the strong young minds our books have nurtured and have yet to nurture, we thank YOU — our community of book donors, volunteers, financial donors, book drive captains, friends, and fellow readers — for helping share a bounty of books with our children.  We couldn’t do it without you! Happy Thanksgiving!    

New Children’s Book Debuts at Book Harvest Launch Party

By Ginger Young, Founder and Executive Director This article was originally published in the Durham Herald-Sun . In 2015, acclaimed local author Daniel Wallace did something highly unusual and incredibly generous: he donated a manuscript of a children’s book he had written and illustrated to the local nonprofit organization Book Harvest. His wish? That the story be… Read more »