As 2019 comes to an end, we look back with gratitude at a year full of books, readers, and authors. We are also looking forward to all the opportunities that lie ahead, and it is your generous support that makes it possible. To help share the gift of literacy with all Texans, we hope you make an end of year tax-deductible gift to the Texas Book Festival.
Not only will your donation support and celebrate the joy of reading in Texas, but we will thank you with one of our Texas Book Festival gifts!
What will your donation support? Check out just a few of our 2019 Highlights:
300+ authors featured during the Festival Weekend including John Grisham, Sonia Sotomayor, Malcolm Gladwell, and Texas Writer Award winner Attica Locke
Inaugural Real Reads program in Dallas with National Book Award Winner Erika Sánchez, reaching 125+ low-income high school students with engaging curriculum and every student receiving Sánchez’s powerful book about identity and mental illness
$100k+ in Library Grants to 41 libraries across Texas
12, 692 books given out through Reading Rock Stars in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, and the Rio Grande Valley, where students connected with inspirational and award-winning children’s authors
Texas Teen Book Festival held at Southwestern University, captivating thousands of readers with the most popular Young Adult authors