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Let's help others experience the joy of curling up with a good book. Each month Goodreads highlights a different charitable foundation that promotes education and literacy.

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National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)
It's time to get ready for National Novel Writing Month (aka NaNoWriMo). Goodreads talked to Grant Faulkner, executive director of the nonprofit organization behind the creative endeavor, about how you can get involved—and how you can support NaNoWriMo's projects.

Books Through Bars
The volunteer-run nonprofit organization Books Through Bars distributes free books to incarcerated people in the states of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, and West Virginia.

International Literacy Association
The International Literacy Association is a global nonprofit organization of more than 300,000 educators, researchers, and experts across 78 countries. Its mission is to make literacy accessible for all.

Asian American Writers' Workshop
Established in 1991, the Asian American Writers' Workshop is a national not-for-profit arts organization devoted to creating, publishing, and developing creative writing by Asian Americans.

Lambda Literary
The nonprofit Lambda Literary believes "lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer literature is fundamental to the preservation of our culture and that LGBTQ lives are affirmed when our stories are written, published, and read."

Girls Write Now
Celebrating its 20th year, the nonprofit Girls Write Now is a community of women writers from ages 13 to 83. The group matches girls with professional women writers to work on portfolios and readings as well as provides writing workshops and college preparation.

Words Without Borders
See how you can help this nonprofit to promote cultural understanding through the translation and publication of contemporary international literature

The Nonprofit Organization We Need Diverse Books
See how you can help this group that works toward promoting more diversity in children's books.

Do Good: Hurricane Recovery
Three nonprofits are joining forces to deliver books to educators in areas affected by recent hurricanes.

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library
The country singer and American icon sends a million books a month to children around the world. See how you can help.

Learning Ally
The nonprofit Learning Ally uses educational technology to assist struggling readers who have learning differences and visual disabilities.

Barbershop Books
Barbershop Books is a community-based literacy program that creates friendly reading spaces in barbershops for boys.

Reach Out & Read
Through the program, Reach Out & Read-trained doctors give books to children at each of ten well-child visits, from infancy until they start school.

Help promote adult literacy through education, training, research, policy development, and advocacy.

Reading Is Fundamental
Help a nonprofit champion children's literacy in the U.S.

Global Citizen Year Global Citizen Year
Global Citizen Year's mission is to build the next generation of leaders through a transformative global "bridge year" between high school and college.

International Rescue Committee International Rescue Committee
Founded at the request of Albert Einstein in 1933, the IRC offers education to children in war-torn communities around the world.

Read International Read International
Help build and renovate libraries in East Africa with this nonprofit, which works to bring relevant books and joyful reading spaces to schools and students most in need.

PEN International PEN International
Be a champion for freedom of expression! Find out how you can help rally support for persecuted writers in Syria, Egypt, Bangladesh, and beyond.

Kids Need to Read Kids Need to Read
A child's hunger for books must be fed! As budgets shrink for many school and public libraries nationwide, this nonprofit is working to keep books on the shelves.

The Imagination Library The Imagination Library
Inspired by her father's struggle to read and write, country star Dolly Parton started a program to improve early childhood literacy that now serves thousands of communities.

The Library Project The Library Project
The decade-old nonprofit has impacted over half a million children to date through its efforts to bring local-language libraries to orphanages and primary schools in Asia.

Arion Press Arion Press
Help support one of the world's last complete letterpress printing workshops, which sponsors apprenticeships in typecasting, printing, and bookbinding and fights to keep bookmaking crafts alive.

WaterBridge Outreach WaterBridge Outreach
Believing that both health and education are essential, this nonprofit funds clean water projects while also donating books to communities in need on multiple continents.

Books Abroad Books Abroad
From Mongolia to Nepal, Zanzibar to the Gambia, and Albania to Grenada, this nonprofit sends books to children and adults wherever there is the need.

Bookshare Bookshare
This online library with more than 300,000 titles offers tools for readers with print disabilities. Find out how you can help make reading accessible for everyone!

Rocky Mountain Land Library Rocky Mountain Land Library
Imagine a peaceful spot to read, surrounded by books and sweeping alpine views—a nature-loving bibliophile's dream! Find out how you can support a library in the making.

FunDza Literacy Trust FunDza Literacy Trust
In a country where school libraries are rare, this South African nonprofit is working to put books in every teen's pocket by creating a free virtual library for cell phones.

The Book Bus The Book Bus
Honk honk! Here comes the Book Bus! Find out how you can help this nonprofit bring books to underserved children in Zambia, Malawi, Ecuador, and beyond.

Little Free Library Little Free Library
No one should have to live in a book desert. Find out how you can help place mini libraries in your hometown and in cities worldwide. Take a book, return a book!

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