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The Book Report Project

removing the financial barrier to accessing books by allowing youth to purchase books with alternative currency; a book report!

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Project Description

 The Book Report Project

The Book Report Project is a literacy initiative by Cultured Books, a multicultural children's bookstore located in sunny St. Petersburg, FL. Built as a fund, it removes the financial barrier to accessing books by allowing youth to purchase books with alternative currency; a book report!

Our Intention.

Remove financial barriers preventing access to books.

According to the School Library Journal the average cost of a children's book is $18.69 (Staff, 2018). Through community contributions and partnerships funds are raised for the purchase of new, diverse + inclusive books. Since our summer launch we have raised $4660! (commUNITY!)

Nurture a reading culture.

80% of Florida children from low income families are not proficient readers by 3rd grade. Culturally responsive literacy practices are vital for the academic achievement of socio-culturally diverse learners. Youth are more inclined to read what interests them. At Cultured Books our books are curated to affirm and broaden worldviews.

Black child reading board book with pictures depicting head dressings.

How The Book Report Project works.

  • Interested youth are given an initial survey.
  • In exchange for completion of the survey students are able to select (1) one book to keep.
  • Youth will read their chosen book then create a book report.
  • The format of the book report is accessible to all learning styles and abilities.
  • Youth will turn in their book report in exchange for a new book. If a book title is not currently stocked, youth will have the ability to order.
  • In the event that a book needs to be ordered the reader will write a shelf talker to cover the cost of shipping.

The cost of books purchased with book reports are covered by The Book Report Project fund. (how many books can we fit in one sentence?)

Researcher for hire?

The Book Report Project wouldn't exist without our community. We plan to accept book reports as a standing form of currency at Cultured Books. In order to do this we need to show the impact it has on elevating literacy rates. 

We are seeking funding to hire a researcher. Our dream researcher would be one who identifies as Black and IPOC, has an understanding of Critical Race Theory as it relates to education + literacy and loves humidity.:)

 

Breakdown of Project Cost.

$4K | Research Equipment: Software, (1) Camera, (3) Laptops,

$24K | 46 Weeks Salary for Researcher + (2) Research Assistants

$2K | Materials & Supplies + Cost of Publication

 

 

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Peace, Love + Books!

Lorielle J. Hollaway

Cultured Books

 

 

 

The Campaign FAQs

 

FAQ

How can I donate books to The Book Report Project?

Thank you so much for wanting to get involved! The Book Report Project is a fund. When youth shop at Cultured Books and use a book report as payment the cost is covered by The Book Report Project fund. 

 

How can I partner?

We love partners! Elevating literacy rates among our youth truly takes commUNITY! Please send us an email to stpetereads@culturedbooks.com

 

 

 

10/01/2020
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$30
Jineen Carcamo
09/28/2020
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$30
Aja
09/26/2020
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$200
Visa
09/18/2020
Monetary Contribution
$10,000
Danielle
09/11/2020
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$30
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09/02/2020
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$1,000
09/01/2020
The Book Report Project Lit. Angel 📝📚
$200
Lynn Werre
08/31/2020
The Book Report Project pin.
$30
Nins
08/30/2020
Monetary Contribution
$100
Rae
08/29/2020
The Book Report Project pin.
$35
Monetary Contribution

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45.00 USD
Tooth Fairy CEO and the Corona Challenge

About the book:

Tallulah the Tooth Fairy CEO is used to handling all sorts of hazards and hassles when it comes to her business, Teeth Titans, Incorporated. But when a global pandemic forces her to change her business practices overnight, the boss of all fairies learns to flex her flexibility like never before.

Written by Dr. Tamara Pizzoli, illustrated by Cynthia Barrera

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Corona Soup

About the book:

Signora Constanza is the kindest elderly lady in the Roman piazza of Campo dei Fiori. Even though she’s of a certain age, she’s fun-loving and always out and about. When an illness plagues the entire country of Italy, Signora Constanza’s neighbors rally together to show her she’s loved, with the help of a very special girl.

Written by Dr. Tamara Pizzoli, illustrated by Cynthia Barrera

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200.00 USD
The Book Report Project Lit. Angel 📝📚

As a thank you for supporting our mission to elevate literacy rates, we will add your name to a dedicated page on culturedbooks.com

  • Virtual hug.
  • The Book Report Project Enamel Pin.
  • Cultured Books limited edition tee.

 

9 Supporters
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15.00 USD
Social Distanced Virtual Hug!

Receive a social distanced virtual hug from our littlest booksellers!

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5.00 USD
Coloring Bookmark.

Read your books in style with a "color me" Cultured Books bookmark!

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Monetary Contribution

Thank you for supporting #TheBookReportProject!

 

38 Supporters
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45.00 USD
Tooth Fairy CEO and the Corona Challenge

About the book:

Tallulah the Tooth Fairy CEO is used to handling all sorts of hazards and hassles when it comes to her business, Teeth Titans, Incorporated. But when a global pandemic forces her to change her business practices overnight, the boss of all fairies learns to flex her flexibility like never before.

Written by Dr. Tamara Pizzoli, illustrated by Cynthia Barrera

18 Left
2 Supporters
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45.00 USD
Corona Soup

About the book:

Signora Constanza is the kindest elderly lady in the Roman piazza of Campo dei Fiori. Even though she’s of a certain age, she’s fun-loving and always out and about. When an illness plagues the entire country of Italy, Signora Constanza’s neighbors rally together to show her she’s loved, with the help of a very special girl.

Written by Dr. Tamara Pizzoli, illustrated by Cynthia Barrera

17 Left
3 Supporters
Select this reward
200.00 USD
The Book Report Project Lit. Angel 📝📚

As a thank you for supporting our mission to elevate literacy rates, we will add your name to a dedicated page on culturedbooks.com

  • Virtual hug.
  • The Book Report Project Enamel Pin.
  • Cultured Books limited edition tee.

 

9 Supporters
Select this reward
15.00 USD
Social Distanced Virtual Hug!

Receive a social distanced virtual hug from our littlest booksellers!

5 Supporters
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5.00 USD
Coloring Bookmark.

Read your books in style with a "color me" Cultured Books bookmark!

95 Left
5 Supporters
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