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A bookstore-without-walls™ for kids, teens, families, and educators in the Bronx and beyond.

Since we launched in 2017, the core values that we use to guide our work have been joy, justice, and community. Thank you for joining us in promoting joyful reading experiences that center the stories, identities, and experiences of young people in our Bronx community and beyond.

Need your order by Christmas? Here's how:

We want to know what you think about
South Bronx Study Hall!

As an educator, you know better than most that the pandemic is continuing to widen the educational and opportunity gaps that keep children and teens from marginalized communities like ours in the South Bronx at a disadvantage. In partnership with other community members and small business owners in the neighborhood, we're working on creating a study space for young people to help address some of the challenges they’re experiencing in the face of remote learning.

We know how committed you are to promoting educational equity and justice, and we'd like to share our idea for South Bronx Study Hall with you and get your feedback. Can you join us on Zoom for 30 minutes on Wednesday, December 16, at 4:30pm EST to hear our pitch and answer a few survey questions? We know your time is valuable, so you'll receive a discount code for 25% off in our online store in gratitude for your participation.
Ready to help? Sign up here!

Join us for Reading/Race Session #4
on Thursday, December 17



Author Cynthia Leitich Smith joins us this week for a Q&A about her novel Hearts Unbroken, our featured Reading/Race title for December.

Register now to meet her and discuss this wonderful book with other educators!

Free Virtual Author Event
for Schools & Students

Learn More & Register

Free Subscriptions to The New York Times

The New York Times is offering high school students and teachers a free digital subscription through September 1, 2021. Teachers and administrators, follow this link to invite your students.

Mott Haven Fridge: An amazing new resource

Founded by two Mott Haven 6th-grade teachers in response to witnessing widespread food insecurity among their students' families, Mott Haven Fridge is an outdoor, freestanding refrigerator providing community members with 24/7, no-questions-asked access to fresh produce and other basic essentials.  The fridge is stocked by donations from individuals, local businesses and community partners and cleaned and maintained by a grassroots network of community volunteers.   With accolades from Bronxnet, News12, NY1, ABC7, WNYC, and CNN, the Mott Haven Fridge is a lifeline and beacon of hope for a community plagued by food insecurity.  

In spite of its warm community reception, Mott Haven Fridge is in desperate need of donations and volunteers to survive the winter season and expand its reach to more Mott Haven families in need.  Visit www.motthavenfridge.com to volunteer, donate, and follow on social media!

Boogie Down Books™ brings joyful reading experiences and inspiring community events to kids, teens, families, and educators in the Bronx and beyond. Follow us for info about pop-up events, mobile book sales, author events, and workshops.
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