AAP/Children's Book Council Adopt-a-School Program

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Every year since its launch in 2006, AAP has run a successful city outreach program that matches publishers and over 40 New York City public schools across all five boroughs with scheduled author visits during a week in December to encourage the love of books and reading throughout New York. Authors are submitted from publishers through AAP in collaboration with the Children’s Book Council. The schools included are those whose libraries have received REACH grants from the NYC Fund for Public Schools or schools otherwise recommended by the NYC Department of Education for their strong commitment to literacy. Our mission is to find authors and illustrators to adopt each and every school.

Adopt-A-School is a great opportunity to promote new or established authors who want to give back to the city and a simple way for us to help New York City school children, and the donations are appreciated as a way to enrich limited library collections with books and promotional materials from your publishing house.

For more details in getting involved, email