Our Partners and Supporters

To the people who make it possible.

Thank you, Book Truck Advocates!

A big thank you to all of the organizations, businesses, and individuals who make it possible for us to get more teens reading!


If you’re interested in becoming a partner or supporter, contact us.

“The Book Truck has given rise to dialogue and interaction among the girls that is prompting self-esteem and building new friendships.” – Colleen Turkal, Day Rehabilitation Program Manager, Rosemary Children Services (Residential Program for Foster Care Youth)

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Our programming partners.

What our programming partners say.

“The Book Truck has given rise to dialogue and interaction among the girls that is prompting self-esteem and building new friendships.”

– Colleen Turkal, Day Rehabilitation Program Manager, Rosemary Children Services (Residential Program for Foster Care Youth)

​”You have been an extra-ordinary addition to our program. Your thoughtfulness, preparedness, articulation, intelligence and passion for our students was such a game changer for this group of kids. Your curriculum and approach brought out much untapped potential and personality in all of them.”

– Abby Adams, Executive Director, Determined to Succeed

“Our students are at risk of dropping out, and the main reason they cite is a lack of engagement at their previous high schools. Witnessing our students interact with The Book Truck, I can see them rediscovering their own curiosity.”

– Raul Flores, Academy Programs Manager, ArtworxLA

“In a world that wants us to believe that technology is the future, and that books are a thing of the past, I invite them to come see what we now see. Kids engaged in reading. Books. They should consider renaming The Book Truck to The Hope-mobile because it brought a load of hope to Hollywood AEWC.”

– Kathleen Petrini, LAUSD Alternative Education and Work Center, Hollywood

“The Book Truck has allowed my students to dream again about a better future.”

– Macario Velasquez, LAUSD Alternative Education and Work Center, East LA

“We are a high school drop out recovery program that services ‘at risk’ youth…you know the kids that want to be anywhere but school, and anywhere in school but in front of a book. They have never been read to as children, many have never owned a book of their own.  But the people at The Book Truck are so knowledgeable about books, so engaged with the students, and so passionate about reading that the kids now look forward to the next visit as an opportunity to talk about ‘their’ books.”

– Robert Mason, LAUSD Alternative Education and Work Center, Crenshaw

The benefits of reading are boundless.

Teens who read more perform better in vocabulary, spelling, writing, and mathematics (Sullivan & Brown 2013). Those with access to their own books also have significantly higher reading scores. Additionally, reading has been shown to produce the same health benefits as deep relaxation so readers have lower stress, higher self-esteem, and less depression than non-readers (Dovey 2015). In fact, research shows that reading enjoyment is more important for educational success than socio-economic status (OECD 2002).

The benefits of reading are boundless.

Teens who read more perform better in vocabulary, spelling, writing, and mathematics (Sullivan & Brown 2013). Those with access to their own books also have significantly higher reading scores. Additionally, reading has been shown to produce the same health benefits as deep relaxation so readers have lower stress, higher self-esteem, and less depression than non-readers (Dovey 2015). In fact, research shows that reading enjoyment is more important for educational success than socio-economic status (OECD 2002).