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Book Donation Campaign

Book Donation Campaign

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In anticipation of Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones’ March 3, 2022 in person speaking engagement at TCNJ to celebrate Black History Month and Women’s History Month*, we invite you to take part in this campaign to donate copies of The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story and/or Born on the Water – a lyrical picture book for children –  to schools, libraries, and non-profit organizations in our local community.

We have partnered with Jeannine Cook, the owner of Ida’s Bookshop, an independently owned bookstore named after Ida B Wells, in Collingswood, NJ, so that you can order your own copy of the book(s), and then order a copy to be donated. If you already purchased the book, you can still purchase additional copies to be donated.

To take part in this campaign, please visit the TCNJ specific webpage

When you check out, there will be a *Notes and Instructions* section where you can specify if you are donating a copy. That copy will not be shipped to you, but will be delivered to TCNJ for distribution.

TCNJ faculty, staff, and students will distribute the books to local schools, libraries, and organizations once the campaign is completed.

Thank you for joining us in this effort to get these texts into the hands of those who might not otherwise have an opportunity to read them.

*Sponsored by: The African-American Studies and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Departments, The School of Education, The School of Humanities and Social Sciences, The School of Art and Communication, The Division of Inclusive Excellence, and Academic Affairs.