182 Books Donated to TAP on Hollins Day!

At Hollins U, we host the Margaret Wise Brown Prize in Children's Literature and have since 2016. Publishers send us their best books for review. A copy is sent to each of the judges and to Hollins, where the books have far reaching ripple effects. I host our annual Picture Book Trends workshop (Click here for info!) for which we curate and observe how themes in children's books shift from year to year. I write wrap-up articles about identifiable trends that have been published in Publishers Weekly and the SCBWI Insight. And then, some of the books get added to our department library for students to study, while the rest get donated to needy organizations. This year, we donated 182 gorgeous picture books to TAP, Total Action for Progress, and TAP Head Start, a preschool program for three to four-year-olds.

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     I was thrilled to be a part of the publicity team. Here I am with Hollins University SGA President Israella Freidline ’24, TAP President and CEO Annette Lewis, and Hollins President Mary Dana Hinton with children’s books donated by the university to TAP Head Start.

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