As (most of) you know I write about books on BlogHer.com. BlogHer and BookRenter are teaming up to get books into the hands of children in low-income communities. And you can help.
All you have to do is go to this post and leave a comment sharing the book that's had the greatest impact on your life. (Note: Yes, you have to be a member to comment on BlogHer.com. It's free. Or you can log in with your Facebook account.) Or, you can post about the campaign on your own blog and add a link to the post in Mr. Linky. For each comment on the BlogHer post and for each post added to Mr. Linky between May 3-28 BookRenter will donate a book via First Books to Head Start, a federal program for preschool children from low-income families to help them prepare for kindergarten.
I launched the campaign on BlogHer this morning but I'm sharing it here because I believe that this community believes that books do make a difference. Without them this community would not exist. At some point in our lives someone put a book into our hands and turned us into readers. We can help a few more future readers get their hands on the books they need to get started. That's worth a comment don't you think?