Improving teen literacy in underserved neighborhoods throughout LA.

Literacy Leads to Better Futures.

Everyone Deserves That Opportunity.

Every year, we give thousands of free books to foster care and low-income teens throughout Los Angeles, CA. We not only teach literacy skills, we create the intrinsic motivation to read.

The benefits of reading are boundless.

Teens with higher literacy skills are

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How you can help create brighter futures:

Donate to The Book Truck

If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation to help us improve the futures of teens with low literacy, you can make a one-time OR a recurring donation through PayPal.

Volunteer at Literacy Events

Our teen literacy events are staffed almost exclusively by teen volunteers. If you have a teen (or a group of teens), who would be interested in volunteering with us, connect with us.

Apply for a Literacy Event

We visit and distribute books to teens at large events at Los Angeles, California area Title 1 schools and other youth organizations for underserved teens, especially foster youth.

Real Teens.
Real Stories.

“Because of The Book Truck, now I’m a reader. I’m not sure I would have graduated from high school if it hadn’t been for them. When I volunteer and someone asks me about a book, I wonder, will I get to change that person’s life like the Book Truck changed mine?”
– Jonathan M.

Upcoming Literacy Events

YALLWEST Literacy Event

YALLWEST Literacy Event May 5th, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm at Santa Monica High School   2,000 students from Title 1 schools across Los Angeles are being brought in by YALLWEST to meet their favorite authors at this awesome young adult and middle grade...

YALLWEST Literacy Event

Teen Volunteer Training and Book Sort

Join us for a Teen Volunteer Training and Book Sort March 18th, 2:00 – 4:00 pm at our HQ   Get involved with The Book Truck! Explore our teen volunteer opportunities or get information about holding a book drive.  Are you a teen who loves reading...

Teen Volunteer Training and Book Sort

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