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7-Year-Old Raises Thousands For Book & Crayon Donations: Today In Books

7-Year-Old Raises Thousands For Book & Crayon Donations

After asking her mother why brown people weren’t shown in film and books as often as “peach people,” Madison Wilson started a crowdfunding page with the goal of donating diverse books and Crayola’s Colors of the World crayon boxes to classroom libraries. So far she’s raised $7,000, with every $2,500 allowing her to donate 15 books and 25 crayon boxes per classroom.


Gabrielle Union’s I’ll Have Another production company has teamed up with Freida Pinto’s production company Freebird Films Entertainment to bring us a series based on Tanisha C. Ford‘s memoir Dressed in Dreams: A Black Girl’s Love Letter to the Power of Fashion. “In her book, Ford uses fashion as a through-line for time and identity — afros and dashikis, go-go boots and hotpants of the ’60s, hip hop’s baggy jeans and bamboo earrings, and the #BlackLivesMatter-inspired hoodies of today.”

Scribd Adds 1,000 Magazines

Scribd, the U.S. e-book and audiobook subscription service, has expanded its magazine collection to 1,000+ ‘premium’ magazines from over 25 countries. Scribd CEO Trip Adler: “Over the last two years, we have seen the number of hours spent reading magazine articles increase by more than 50%.”