Wake Up and Read

Volunteer and kindergarten teacher Stephanie Hunt dances with excitement as she finds a favorite book at Wake Up and Read in Raleigh, NC on June 17, 2020. Hunt is a first-time volunteer with the organization, brought out by a love for volunteering and for books, and by the ever-increasing boredom of just laying on her couch at home.
Volunteer Kendra Allen helps sort boxes and bins of books at Wake Up and Read in Raleigh, NC on June 17, 2020. Allen, a Director of Library Media Services believes that “the access students have to texts that interest them is what will sustain them as readers”.
Volunteer Laura Donofrio reviews a book as she sorts reading material at Wake Up and Read in Raleigh, NC on June 17, 2020. Donofrio is a lifelong volunteer who believes that “we wouldn’t be the people we are without books.”
Stephanie Hunt converses with fellow volunteers at Wake Up and Read in Raleigh, NC on June 17, 2020. A kindergarten teacher, Hunt recommends “Why We Stay Home – Suzie Learns about Coronavirus”, a free ebook written to help parents of color explain the quarantine to their children.
Angie Headley, a long-term volunteer, adds to a pile of sorted books at Wake Up and Read in Raleigh, NC on June 17, 2020. “I just think all kids should have books all the time,” Headley says.

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Photo Credit: Bisi Cameron Yee and Activate Good’s ‘Look for the Helpers’ Photojournalism Project (See the entire collection at ActivateGood.org/Helpers)

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