RWL Book Drive
Rebel Women Lit is celebrating its one year anniversary this week!
We've teamed up with Rebel Women Lit, Kingston Book Festival, and Bookophilia, to help them to celebrate with a diverse book drive to share revolutionary literature with women in local correctional facilities and with teenage moms in children's homes.
Rebel Women Lit is a feminist book club, based in Kingston, that celebrates diverse literature and sisterhood.
Kingston Book Festival is an event by the Book Industry Association of Jamaica (BIAJ). One of their main objectives is the promotion is reading among adults and children.
Bookophilia is a bookstore that allows persons to sit inside and read books for free before purchasing them; they are child-friendly, and they also host small events.
These 4 entities are teaming up to donate books to local women’s shelters and women’s correctional facilities in Jamaica. We want to celebrate diverse, revolutionary literature written by Black women with the hope of inspiring Jamaican women and girls who have a predominantly white-washed access to various literary content.
Our goal is to help build the confidence of minority readers who may not see themselves represented as characters in the pages of the books they read, while also creating opportunities for life-long learning and fostering a love for reading.
There is a list of pre-approved diverse literature that can be donated to the facilities:
If you're in Kingson, you can drop off your book donations at Bookophilia or UWI Press. You can also mail books to:
c/o Jherane Patmore
You can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for any other information. We'll be collecting books until March 15th. Please only donate books that are on the pre-approved list.
You may also choose to donate funds so that we can purchase the books ourselves, and then donate them.