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We will be working to get books for New York public schools and troops serving overseas in the coming months. If you are interested in helping, please email us at readthisorg@gmail.com

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An enormous thanks to the writers and artists who participated in the ReadThis/Center for Fiction Books for NYC Kids

Elizabeth Gilbert. (credit: Hawes Bostic)

event on April 10th. We were able to meet our book-count goals for each of the recipient schools and youth organizations. For a fuller report on this event, please see the News page.

ELIZABETH GILBERT, SAM LIPSYTE, JAMAICA KINCAID, RICK MOODY, KURT ANDERSEN, CECILY von ZIEGESAR, VERONICA CHAMBERS, MIRIAM COHEN, SAM SWOPE, RUTH ROOT, REBECCA ODES, CAMERON MARTIN, SCOTT WESTERFELD, JUSTINE LARBALESTIER, BENNETT MADISON,  CRAIG MARKS, ROB TANNENBAUM, ROB SHEFFIELD, TOURE,

Sam Lipsyte. (credit: Hawes Bostic)

JODY ROSEN, TAD HILLS, FRAN MANUSHKIN, NK JEMISEN, JUDY HOTTENSEN, IRA SILVERBERG, SARA NELSON, DARCEY STEINKE, RENE STEINKE, BOB MORRIS, ELISE BROACH, ROE ETHRIDGE, PILITA GARCIA, HUGO LINDGREN, MICHAEL HUDSON, DEAN STARKMAN, JONATHAN DEE, ADAM HASLETT, MARTHA McPHEE, NATALIE STANDIFORD, BRIAN FLOCA, CHRIS DOYLE, CHRIS GENTILE, KIM FRANCE, JEFFREY ROTTER, ADA CALHOUN, PETER HARPER and JEFF QUINN

And ReadThis volunteers who helped organize the event or worked that day :

Robin Edlow, Kerry McIlroy, Rebecca Firesheets, Richard Fulco, Susanna Einstein, Erin Fisher, Martin Korsin, Deb Hayes, Abbie Hornburg, Ginger Ryan, Noah Blake, Alexandra Ringe, Melissa Caroline Millay, Gaia Schermerhorn, Maia Szalavitz, Maria Alexandria Sadim, Claudia Aristy, Caroline Bishop, Kathryn Buckley, Gail Rubin, Peter Harper, Maren McCarter, Lawrence Levi, Chris Mitchell, Sally Congleton, Fataah Dihaan, Tamara Moscowitz, Lily Kane, Angela Cravens, Michael Northrop, Toby Bryce, Paul O’Donnell, Jessica Pishko, Greg Wilson, Lisa del Rosso, Elliott Holt, Chris Sulavik, Valeria Cordero, Hawes Bostic

Authors Miriam Cohen and Veronica Chambers answer questions. (credit: Ada Calhoun)

Author Tad Hills at the ReadThis/Center for Fiction event. (credit: Ada Calhoun)

Sam Lipsyte reading. (credit: Hawes Bostic)

Authors Fran Manushkin and Miriam Cohen read to an eager audience. (credit: Ada Calhoun)

From left: Hugo Lindgren, Dean Starkman, Martha McPhee, Jonathan Dee, Adam Haslett, Michael Hudson. (credit: Hawes Bostic)

The stupendous Ruth Root and Rebecca Odes: artist organizers for Make Your Own Book/ (credit: Valeria Cordero)

Ava at work: All participants had donated books to schools/ credit: Valeria Cordero

Futility of Interviewing Musicians Panel: (from left) Rob Sheffield, Jody Rosen, Craig Marks, Rob Tannenbaum, and Toure/ credit: Valeria Cordero

Make Your Own Book room: volunteer Gaia Schermerhorn (back left)/ credit: Valeria Cordero

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