Free Diverse Books Program - Donate or Request Free Diverse Books Today
Tuma's Books operates as a Social Purpose Corporation. I believe in impact over profit and pursue both social and financial goals in how I operate my business.
Part of our mission is to provide free diverse books to classrooms and communities that need it most by partnering with educators and community organizations. With your generous donations and a portion of Tuma's Books profits, we can offer free diverse books that reflect the identities of the students and/or community members being served.
To support our mission, send your donations via Venmo (@TumasBooks), CashApp ($TumasBooks), or Paypal. Make sure to leave a note that says, "Book Donations." Every month, we will review requests if we have funds or hold for future events.
You may also purchase books directly from our carefully curated Bookshop.org registry.
To request free diverse books, submit this Book Donation Request form for the chance to receive FREE Diverse books for your classroom or organization.
CURRENT DONATION FUND: $166.14
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April 29th, 2023: La Central YMCA Healthy Kids Day. I was able to raise over $600 to distribute free books to kids in the South Bronx, one of the poorest communities in not only the Bronx but NYC. From one parent, "Such an amazing thing that happened today with the book giveaway! My son now has 3 new books added to the collection. One of which we read today for HW and enjoyed. Also made a purchase once I got home. Bless queen!" Tap here to enjoy a brief video highlight reel.
January 2023 Donation: Katheleen Middle School in Lakeland, FL. Books were requested by Ms. Brown, an ESE (Special Education Teacher) who has been working there for three years and uses her class library often. Her students are mainly Black and Latine and she was seeking books about empowerment and knowing that it’s okay to be different. I hope her students are inspired by Becoming, Girl on Fire, and Pet.
January 2023 Donation: Little Free Library in East Oakland, CA. Requested by the library stewardess and founder, Josephine, East Oakland LFL services a low income neighborhood in East Oak, including a church and three schools (K-8) within a 2 block radius. Josephine was looking for books with LGBTQIA+ storylines/representation, as well as BIPOC authors, and The Lesbiana's Guide to Catholic School and Once More with Chutzpah definitely fit the bill!
December 17th, 2022 Donation: Norwood Community Library, A Bronx Book Exchange Program. Brandon offers Free Books at 3400 Reservoir Oval East + on weekends at 169th Street and East Gun Hill Road when weather permits. Since August 26th, 2018!
July 10th, 2022 Donation: The Bronx Collab, a co-working space at 3866 White Plains Rd, The Bronx, NY 10467. Tea hosted an amazing event for young entrepreneurs to showcase their talents. I was able to provide over 20 books for kids to take with them and build their home libraries.