Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Award-Winning Pam Allyn Discusses We Give Books

Award-winning author Pam Allyn, who has received several commendations for her work, including a Points of Light/Disney award and a James Patterson Page Turner Award, recently provided some wonderful book highlights of We Give Books which has now surpassed 12,000 books donated!  If you haven't already, take a look at the video below and see why We Give Books has received the groundswell of participation and support of so many wonderful groups and individuals.

Friday, June 18, 2010

We Give Books Reaches First Milestone

Our new charitable initiative, We Give Books, has been a runaway success in its first couple of months. Since its launch in April, readers have helped to donate more than 10,000 books so far to eight literacy charities across the US, Haiti, Asia and eastern & southern Africa. For every children's Penguin book read on the site, the Pearson Foundation will donate a new hardcover or paperback book to the charity the reader has chosen to support.

Learn more and sign up by visiting We Give Books.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Remainders Continue Charity Efforts

After wrapping up their recent tour in support of various charities, the Rock Bottom Remainders were invited to perform on NPR Music for a Tiny Desk Concert. Dave Barry, Ridley Pearson, Scott Turow, Amy Tan, Roy Blount Jr., Kathy Kamen Goldmark and Sam Barry all gathered for the impromptu performance. If you weren't able to attend one of the several events we supported during their tour, take a look at the video below for an up-close and intimate look at the Remainders live: