Free Diverse Books Program

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 requests/events.

If you would like to donate physical books, please email us at 

You may also purchase books directly from our carefully curated 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: $106 (as of 9/7/23)

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8/12/23 Back to School Event, Bronx NY


June 2023: We raised $215 in donations and I was able to fulfill these two requests! =) Free Diverse Books went to a Little Free Library Stewardess in Staten Island, NY who takes care a several libraries. We also sent an amazing selection of children's books to a 4th Grade teach in Las Vegas, NV. Her child submitted the request on her mother's behalf as a surprise. This teacher purchases books out of her own pocket, even when they get damaged or don't get return because she strives to give her kids the diverse books so that they can find books that allow them to see themselves. I hope both communities love the books that I chose for them. Please continue to donate so we can support even more communities for July.


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 DonationLittle 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!

Norwood Community Free Library

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.