Our Mission

To improve children’s literacy in kindergarten through third grade by expanding home libraries using diverse children’s books.

Who We Are

Nana’s Bookshelf is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization supporting diverse children’s books. Founded by a daughter and her mom in memory of one terrific nana, Nana’s Bookshelf donates diverse books to students, teachers and organizations within Mecklenburg county.

Meet Bean! He likes reading his favorite books.

Regardless of how many books the family already has, each addition to a home library helps the children get a little farther in school.

-M. Evans

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For more information on diverse children’s books, check out below

Black Children’s Books and Authors

Latinx Children’s Literature

Multi-Cultural books

Coretta Scott King Book Award Winners

Carter G. Woodson Book Award Winners

Nana’s Bookshelf encourages reading for all children and is a non-profit organization dedicated to the distribution of diverse books within the community. Diverse books can be an important, empowering mirror for some children who don’t normally see themselves in literature, and a window promoting understanding of those unlike themselves. Some educators believe children become more enthusiastic readers if they have access to books which reflect their lives.