As 2021 comes to an end, we want to say thanks to each and every once of you (800+ people, and counting) who’ve contributed to the Busload of Books Tour.
Thanks to you, we’ll be bringing our books and assemblies to 25,000 students and teachers in every US state (and DC)—promoting reading, creativity, collaboration, and storytelling in communities where books are scarce and author/illustrator visits are practically nonexistent.
We don’t hit the road until September, but the planning is well under way. We’ve selected and scheduled the schools we’ll visit. We’ve run a pilot of the associated research project. We’ve ordered half the books we’ll be giving away. And the bus is steadily becoming an extremely tiny home.
There’s still lots of planning and packing and dreaming ahead, but for today, we just want thank you all truly— for your generosity, enthusiasm, and belief in us.
We can’t wait to bring you with us on the adventures of 2022. Happy new year, All!