Candlewick Press to Donate 275,000 Books to First Book

By Maryann Yin Comment

candlewickCandlewick Press will donate more than 275,000 books to First Book. This will be the largest donation made in the company’s history.

This philanthropic endeavor will be part of Candlewick Press’s plan to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the launch of its United States office. The company will host a year-long celebration of events in honor of this momentous occasion.

Karen Lotz, the president of Candlewick Press, gave this statement in the press release: “As we approach a quarter century of aspiring to deliver on our mission of publishing the very best books for children, we understand that if children from families with access to well-funded home and local libraries are the only ones who know our books, we will have failed. We therefore are thrilled to partner with First Books’ exceptionally broad and visionary program, which reaches 220,000 classrooms and community programs, in making our beautiful books available to all children in America, regardless of their personal circumstances.”