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What We Do

Welcome to Book Dreams Inc., a nonprofit organization devoted to promoting a love for reading. Our initial projects prioritize providing books to children who lack them.

In December 2022, we're covering the cost of filling the bookmobile of the Joyride Bookshop with books for the students at The Monarch School, which serves homeless children in San Diego. The bookmobile will arrive at the school, and each of the roughly 300 children will be able to choose a book for themselves, just in time for the holidays. We've had invaluable help from Words Alive, an organization devoted to inspiring a commitment to reading.

For our pilot project last year, we partnered with Cavalier House Books, an independent bookstore in Denham Springs, Louisiana, to help DeQuincy High School re-stock its library, which was ruined after two hurricanes hit roughly six weeks apart. Roughly 85% of the library's collection was lost, and students currently have access to only 66 books. 

Book Dreams Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization.  All donations are tax deductible

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Who We Are

Eve  Yohalem

is an award-winning author of middle grade novels including, most recently, The Truth According to Blue. Before becoming a writer she worked in book publishing, and before that she was an opera singer. She holds a bachelor of arts degree from Brown University and an MBA from Columbia University. Eve serves on the board of Sadie Nash Leadership Project, a nonprofit that provides experiential social justice education to more than 500 young women and gender-expansive youth in New York City and Newark, NJ each year.

Julie Sternberg

is an award-winning author of nine books for children including, most recently, the middle-grade novel Summer of Stolen Secrets. Before becoming a writer she was a lawyer in the national office of the American Civil Liberties Union for almost a decade. She holds a bachelor of arts degree from Princeton University, a law degree from Harvard Law School, and an MFA in creative writing from the New School. 

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Michal Hershkovitz

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has been Assistant Head of School, Academics at Poly Prep Country Day School in Brooklyn since 2019. She joined Poly Prep as Chair of the History Department in 2011. She holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Michigan, a master’s in international relations from Yale University, and an M.Phil. in political science from Columbia University.

Eve and Julie
also co-host the 

Book Dreams Podcast.

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“Many people, myself among them, feel better at the mere sight of a book.”
― Jane Smiley

 

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