The Holiday Picture Book Drive is an annual kidlit community collaboration to collect and distribute new picture books to young Chicago readers.

During the month of November (National Picture Book Month) and into December, friends of literacy donate new picture books for Leading with Literacy, a read-aloud focused non-profit based in Bronzeville, a neighborhood on Chicago's South Side.

  • Click HERE to see the books collected in 2017.
  • Click HERE to see all of the Delivery Day fun!

Thank you to Pastor Michael Neal for connecting us with amazing Bronzeville kids, teachers and principals! And thank you to all who supported the inaugural drive in 2017! We can't wait to do it all over again in Holiday 2018.

If you'd like to make a donation of new picture books, or a financial donation toward the purchase of books for this year's drive, contact Anitra at anitraschulte@gmail.com. (Note: A donation of 30 books allows us to give an entire class the same book. Single titles are most welcome, too!)

Your support is everything! We look forward to partnering with you again in 2018 to make it a blessed holiday that Chicago kids will never forget.