Improving teen literacy in underserved communities throughout LA County.
Literacy Leads to Brighter Futures.
Everyone Deserves That Opportunity.
Every year, we give thousands of free books to foster care, homeless, and low-income teens throughout Los Angeles County and Long Beach. 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 less likely to get pregnant and drop out of school.
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.
Volunteer With Us
Volunteer for book sorts and events. If you have a teen (or a group of teens), who would be interested in volunteering with us, connect with us.
Apply for Lit Boxes and Events
We distribute Teen Lit Boxes, hold Teen Literacy Events, and offer free Literacy Training to staff and peer volunteers to organizations and schools working with underserved teens.
“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 Events & News
Save the date! 5TH ANNUAL READ-A-THON! On Dec. 5th, participants will spend the day reading to fight the literacy crisis for foster care, homeless, and low-income teens. This is a virtual fundraiser, so you can read from anywhere!! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org...