Books for NYC Schools



The Center for Fiction is collecting book donations for the Union Settlement Association, an on-the-ground resource for East Harlem residents of all ages. Their youth program supports over 2,400 children and teens through afterschool and summer eduction, arts and recreation programs. Their seven early childhood centers support the cognitive, social, creative and physical development of children ages 2 to 5. Union Settlement is asking for thirty copies each of the following books to support their programs for children. You can purchase copies through our website or send or bring your donation to us. 


The Frog and Toad Collection

featuring three books

by Arnold Lobel

(Need 30 copies)



The Little Prince

by Antoine

de Saint-Exupery

(Need 30 copies)




Olivia's Sensational Stories

featuring six books

by various authors

(Need 30 copies)










Estrellita en la Ciudad Grande/

Estrellita in the Big City

 (Bilingual English/Spanish)

by Samuel Caraballo

(Need 30 copies)


Henry and Mudge Pack

featuring six books

by Cynthia Rylant

(Need 30 copies)






Or if you prefer, you can make a tax-deductible cash donation and we will purchase a variety of books on your behalf for the Union Settlement Association or one of our other participating schools. 


Donate via our online store or PayPal so we can purchase books for you (please note in the comments section that your donation is for KidsRead/Books for NYC Schools). 

Click here to learn more about KidsRead and Books For NYC Schools.