If you would like to purchase books from our wish list to give to kids through Literacy in the Bag, click here.
Supported by our literacy partners, this book drive event will continue to foster and promote literacy in Houston’s children and adults.
By the time a child reaches the 4th grade, if they have not found a book they love, their chances of reading in the future decreases drastically. Each year, Literacy in the Bag redistributes donated children’s books to Houston and surrounding-area schools through our annual door-to-door book drive and community outreach. These books help stock school libraries, classrooms and create at-home libraries for students.
Every book has a home. Sometimes we also get adult books. Those are given to organizations to be resold and the money is invested into children’s reading programs.
A Message from Texas Tamale Company's Owner:
“My grandfather was raised on a small farm in northern Canada, but during WWI joined the Royal Canadian Air Force and became a decorated war hero. He then became a teacher of aeronautics and was a passionate supporter of reading and learning. He was my childhood hero. His three children grew up to be a notable physicist, a world-renowned geologist, and a paleontologist. My mother was the paleontologist, who gave up her career to raise her children.
I remember my grandfather visiting local used bookstores in Santa Barbara to buy paperback books, so his grandchildren would read them while spending summers on his farm. He ran a small lemon and avocado grove at that time. That system worked! The grandkids grew up earning 6 master’s degrees and three doctoral degrees.”
Owner, Texas Tamale Company