Busload of Books Tour Promo Video
by Matthew
October 20, 2021

As you might have already heard, we have a big adventure ahead.

So big, that we created this video to tell you all about it and to give you an easy way to share it with friends, your colleagues, your cousin, your other cousin, your hairdresser, your third-grade teacher, and your third-grade teacher’s hairdresser.

We’re hoping to do something big, but to pull it off, we’ll need a lot of help from a lot of people, including anyone who thinks all kids should have access to books.

YES, I AM BEING COY, so watch the video already!

A million thanks to our dear friend David Turner who directed, filmed, mixed, edited, and made cinematic lemonade—in spite of the second-rate acting talent we foisted upon him.

Thanks also to our pals Drew Bunting and Brian Slattery for their incredible music, which always makes everything better.

Watch and enjoy! And if, when you’re done, you’re inspired to buy a book for a kid who could really use one, we definitely won’t stop you.



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The Busload of Books Tour is a year-long project to promote literacy and raise awareness of the challenges facing our nation’s public schools.

Author/illustrator duo Matthew Swanson and Robbi Behr (that’s us) and our four kids will spend the 2022-2023 school year traveling the country in a school bus/tiny home, visiting Title I schools in all 50 states (plus DC), and giving away 25,000 hardcover books to students and teachers from underserved communities.

As we travel, we will be blogging, vlogging and posting frequently to social media. All of our content will be appropriate for bringing families and students along on our ultimate road trip.

The latest on Instagram:

The Daily Minute: 4.14.24
In which we wish you a belated Free Nacho Cheese Day and introduce you to a nascent forest.

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The Daily Minute: 4.13.14
In which we are Welcomed Home to Annapolis and are tempted by colorful spatulas.

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The Daily Minute: 4.12.24
In which the thriving Metropolis of Middletown, Delaware has Taylor buckets to spare.

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The Daily Minute: 4.11.24
In which the turtles of Lawrence Wetlands Preserve may or may not be anamatronic.

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Whoever you are, take your seat on the bus!

Our adventure is your adventure. Our country is your country, too. Follow along with us!