Selah’s book giveaway goal equates to two million, said her dad.
When asked about her Christmas list, Selah, now 8, said, “I want people to get books for me to giveaway at the holiday book drive.”
The nonprofit has organized a number of book drives that will continue through the middle of December. So far they’ve collected more than 300 diverse children’s books in November, adding to the hundreds they’ve collected since starting the Empowered Readers Literacy Project.
Reaching underserved communities, the family is also partnering with other food distribution efforts to pair books with meals.
Books collected will be distributed throughout the holiday season to organizations such as Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Cool Girls Inc. Selah has also committed to donating books from her series “Penelope the Pirate Princess” as well.
“2020 has been a hard year for everybody. Just making sure kids have something that will make them smile. Bring some joy to close out the year that has been so difficult, especially for kids … and hopefully, some inspiration and optimism for the year to come is something we are really excited about,” Khalil said.
For more information on Selah, their mission or where to donate, visit: https://www.empoweredreaders.org/
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