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The Second Transfusion!

We just got another transfusion of authors!

Please welcome Livia Llewellyn, Kristopher Triana, Kealan Patrick Burke, Mona Kabbani, Max Booth III, Joseph Sale, & Jay Wilburn to Blood Bank.

They will be joining Neil Gaiman, Jo Kaplan, Jeremy Robert Johnson, Lucy Leitner, and Patrick Freivald.

Read Better Be Better and Hagar's House submitted letters to be included in the anthology. Below are excerpts from both.

We're working on the final cover with Godless and developing some awesome reward tiers for readers who pre-order!

Excerpt from RBBB Letter:

Read Better Be Better was founded in 2014 to fight Arizona’s ongoing literacy crisis. Students that aren’t reading at grade level by the end of third grade are four times less likely to graduate from high school, but with proper intervention — students who are reading at grade level or higher have an 89 percent chance of graduating regardless of their socioeconomic status.

RBBB firmly believes that literacy can change lives and our mission is to connect young readers and youth leaders to inspire a love of literacy and learning. Our after-school program serves second to fourth-grade “Readers” who have been identified by their teachers as needing targeted reading intervention. The Readers are paired for a semester with middle to high school “Leaders” who have volunteered for the program.

Sophie Allen-Etchart

CEO & Founder of Read Better Be Better

Excerpt from HG Letter:

Hagar’s House ( serves as a sanctuary for women, children and gender non-conforming folks in New Orleans by offering:

  • A beautiful, clean, safe place to rest and call home

  • An open and empowering space that welcomes women, children and gender non-conforming folks

  • An intentional community that is actively engaged in undoing the root causes of poverty

  • Holistic programming focused on physical health, emotional/spiritual health and social justice

  • A Capacity Building partnership where residents meet weekly with staff to set their own long and short-term goals and to determine their own path for meeting those goals

  • A savings program in which working residents save 70% of their income, ideally $3,000 at the time of moving out

  • Healthy food and space to plant in a community garden

Angela Davis

Co-founder and Executive Director

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