Books for the Block | Book Giveaway for Local Youth



Join the MahoganyBooks team for our Back-to-School edition of Books for the Block. On August 24, 2019, MahoganyBooks, supported by a generous donation from The Steve and Marjorie Harvey Foundation, will be giving away free books to local youth to promote literacy.

Over the years, MahoganyBooks has partnered with area organizations and media outlets to support the Books for the Block Campaign. This year with the support of The Steve and Marjorie Harvey Foundation and Forever Free Books, MahoganyBooks will be giving away children books written for or about African Americans. It's our goal this year to ensure that local youth not only have access to books that them, but also, their neighborhood. It's also equally important that they see themselves reflected in books that allows them to be children without the stigma of history.

We encourage Anacostia and the rest of Washington DC, Maryland, and Virginia, to swing by MahoganyBooks for a fun afternoon featuring books, a story time, and maybe some cake too. Join us in the lobby of the Anacostia Arts Center from 12PM to 2PM. We'll be giving away books while supplies last.

While we will endeavor to ensure every child that visits leaves with (1) one children's book, we are only able to giveaway free books while supplies last. Books will be given away on a first come, first served basis.


The Steve and Marjorie Harvey Foundation

The Steve & Marjorie Harvey Foundation provides youth outreach services that cultivates the next generation of responsible leaders by providing educational enrichment, mentoring, life transformation skills and global service initiatives.  We strive to be the change-agent in fostering excellence in the areas of education, health, and social well-being in urban and diverse communities; ensuring that the needs of the whole child are met.

Forever Free Books

In 2014, disabled veterans, Donald and Tanya Barnett founded Forever Free Books, a literacy nonprofit to deliver free books and story time to low-income children in their communities. Don and Tanya founded Forever Free Books as their mission to ensure every child they come in contact with has the opportunity to own a book of their choice to begin a home library.  

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