Access Books & The Book Foundation Partner With Know Your Rights Camp To Launch New Book Campaign In Support Of Compton Students
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May 28, 2020

The effort aims to secure thousands of new, high quality books for low-income students in the Compton Unified School District that are disproportionately impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic—Blackish Set Designer to Join the book distribution at Roosevelt Elementary and help create a mural for the School.

Partners Access Books

LOS ANGELES – (May 28, 2020) Access Books and the Book Foundation, two Los Angeles-based nonprofits that provide quality books to public schools, community libraries and organizations where the majority of students are vulnerable, under-resourced and live at or below the poverty line, have launched a campaign to provide sets of new books to Compton Elementary students. The Know Your Rights Campaign is funding this important endeavor.

The campaign will provide thousands of new, high quality books for students at Dickison and Roosevelt Elementary Schools in Compton, CA. The pre-K- 8th grade schools serve students living at or below the poverty line. The high interest books will help with student learning activities and bring readers stories that will give them some measure of joy and comfort.

Details of Next Distribution:
May 29, 2020 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Roosevelt Elementary School
700 N Bradfield Ave, Compton, CA 90221

Media Inquiries: Melissa R. Franklin, [email protected]

Special guest Bethany Barton, author, artist and set designer for Blackish ( @bethanybarton) will be joining the celebration and helping with painting a mural at the school. All kindergarten and pre-k students will receive a copy of her book.

Tax-deductible donations to the joint campaign can be made by following the two links below. 100% of the proceeds will go to the purchase of books for children that will be disproportionately impacted by as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Access Books Donations:
The Book Foundation Donations:

Access Books founder, Rebecca Constantino [email protected] and Ruth Stalford [email protected] from The Book Foundation are both available for media interviews.

Learn more about Access Books at or follow the organization via social media on Instagram at @accessbooksca and Twitter at @accessbooksca. Visit The Book Foundation at and on social media on Instagram at @makegoodinc on Twitter @book_foundation.

Learn more about the Know Your Rights Campaign at

About The Know Your Rights Camp

Our mission is to advance the liberation and well-being of Black and Brown communities through education, self-empowerment, mass-mobilization and the creation of new systems that elevate the next generation of change leaders.

About Access Books

Access Books is a nonprofit organization that provides books to inner-city schools where at least 90 percent of students live at or below the poverty line. Working on behalf of students, dedicated school principals and library aides since 1999, Access Books is a volunteer-driven organization that has refurbished over 300 libraries and donated more than 1.7 million books. Each year, approximately 18,000 pre-kindergarten through middle school-aged children participate in its program which in addition to library renovations includes special author visits.

About The Book Foundation

The Book Foundation is a non-profit organization that addresses the staggering book-to-child ratio of 1 to 300 in under-resourced communities by providing new books to disadvantaged children and youth. We strive to close the achievement gap through an all-inclusive approach to literacy that helps these young people excel academically to build brighter futures. The Book Foundation is a program of Make Good, Inc. which through its’ programs offers tangible, on-the-ground impact to Los Angeles’ most vulnerable and underserved young people.