Book Drive to Support Children Living in Local Domestic Violence Shelters Draws Big Crowds

Publishing Company and author team up with fans on social media to support children living in domestic violence shelters and promote literacy.

The first annual Flagrant Publishing Children’s Holiday Book Drive initiative, which provided free books to children living in local domestic violence shelters, was a great success here in New York City.   With two domestic violence shelters, one domestic violence resource company and a local non- profit for troubled teens being the recipients of the donations, more than 150 children will receive free books thanks to friends and fans of the publishing company and its YA author, Jabar.

               This collaborative effort to increase literacy amongst the often silent victims of domestic violence was the heartfelt mission of the author and publishing team, who were inspired to do something after researching the link between illiteracy and juvenile incarceration.  After learning that several states around the country use the reading scores of 3rd graders to determine how many future prison cells will be needed, the publishing CEO Genevieve Davis and Author Jabar knew they needed to do something.

"When it dawned on us that such a big problem could be tackled with books, it was a no brainer. We had to help these kids!" Says Jabar. "Having access to books helps encourage kids, teens and adults to read should not be undervalued. Studies show that illiteracy has long lasting effects on the quality of life for individuals, families and communities."

Jabar

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                “When it dawned on us that such a big problem could be tackled with books, it was a no brainer. We had to help these kids!” Says Jabar.  “Having access to books helps encourage kids, teens and adults to read should not be undervalued. Studies show that illiteracy has long lasting effects on the quality of life for individuals, families and communities.”

                Armed with this passion, the duo teamed up with friends and fans on social media, requesting lightly used children book donations for a good cause.

                “People responded from everywhere, the outpour of support has been amazing. Nothing feels better than giving back to your community and helping people.” Says Genevieve.

                Dedicated to enriching the lives of troubled teens and at-risk youth, the Author and Publishing duo continues to foster awareness through literature.  “This Ain’t What You Want” is the first in a series of fiction novels written specifically for young people and the unique challenges they face.  Jabar’s thought provoking novel and innovative writing style has made the up-and-coming Author a “go-to” in both YA fiction and literature.

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Categories: Children's Issues, Charitable Contributions, Literacy

Tags: At Risk Youth, Book drive, Children, domestic violence, literacy, New York, Social Media