Nana’s Bookshelf is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to supporting early childhood literacy by expanding home libraries and promoting diverse children’s books. Founded by a daughter and her mom in memory of one terrific nana, Nana’s bookshelf donates books to students, teachers, and organizations within Mecklenburg county. All contributions are tax-deductible.

Meet The Team

Zoë Mantooth


Social Media Director

Zoë has loved books from a young age. She began
reading at three years old and hasn’t stopped since! While
Zoë had access to large libraries, she soon realized it was
difficult to find books with main characters that looked like
her there. Zoë understands the importance of seeing
oneself represented in the media, and in establishing
Nana’s Bookshelf, hopes to share that opportunity with
other children. Zoë enjoys golf, fencing, and studying new
languages. She lives in North Carolina with her Mom, Dad
and dog, Bean.

Dr. Michelle Scullock


Executive Director

A physician, wife and mother, our Executive Director has a
passion for service. She believes education provides a pathway
to economic empowerment and understands the positive impact of attaining literacy before grade 3. As such, she strives to lead Nana’s Bookshelf in supporting early literacy and its subsequent benefits by providing access to diverse and inclusive children’s books. Born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee, Dr. Scullock resides in North Carolina with her family.

Florine Thompson Scullock

(March 25, 1933 - May 18, 2012)

Born to the late Benny Thompson and Priscilla Gardner
Thompson, Florine Thompson Scullock was an educator and
lover of reading. She enjoyed reading biographies and books
about history, finishing most at an incredibly fast pace. Mrs.
Scullock spent her entire adult work life as an educator,
initially as a substitute teacher. She retired from early
childhood education in 1998. Later, after becoming a
grandmother, she expressed a desire for her granddaughter to
have a library filled with children’s books. It is in her memory
that Nana’s Bookshelf was founded.