Books Not Bars Summer Reading Fundraiser

48833608_1592422508548468_r.jpegReading Is Resistance is partnering with Books Not Bars Oregon  to support their “Prevent the COVID Slide” book drive. All books will be distributed to Portland kids and youth for summer reading.

The mission of  Y.O.U.T.H.’s Books Not Bars Project is to “motivate, inspire, and empower youth, family, and educators to dismantle the school to prison pipeline by challenging existing systems and structures.”  Because BIPOC communities in the United States disproportionately feel the education impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic due to systemic racism and oppression, Books Not Bars is currently seeking to fundraise for and procure books summer enrichment and joy.


Fundraise to purchase at least 100  “Own Voices” children’s books by BIPOC authors from Third Eye Books.

Provide printed discussion questions and engagement materials to pair with selected books for K-12 readers.

What Your Donation Will Become

$15-20 donation = 1 beautiful picture book

$10-15 donation = 1 middle reader book

$15-20 donation = 1 Young Adult book


  • Miriam Neidhardt McPhee  
    • $20 
    • 1 mo
  • Jon Bremer 
    • $50 
    • 1 mo
  • Tori Rose 
    • $20 
    • 1 mo
  • Andrea Berg 
    • $20 
    • 1 mo
  • Marika Joy 
    • $20 
    • 1 mo
See all


Zapoura Newton-Calvert 
Portland, OR
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