As you may know, you all were instrumental in supporting my book giveaway at the 2014 Savannah Children’s Book Festival. , more than 60 children and families now have a copy of "I Love My SSU!" on their bookshelves! In celebration of my 31st birthday and the 5th anniversary of I Love My SSU, I would like to double the number of books we give away to children at the 2017 Savannah Children's Book Festival.
During this event, thousands of children can meet authors, learn about writing, and purchase copies of so many unique children’s books. However, every year, many children aren’t able to afford the great literature. I want to be able to give these students free copies of my book and some other fantastic books inspired by HBCUs.
At this year’s festival, I will be hosting a table of HBCU children’s books representing several great institutions written by incredible authors: Savannah State University, Morehouse College, Grambling State University, Southern University and A&M College, Morgan State University, and Delaware State University. The goal is to implant the idea of college at a young age.
Your donation will also help to support the I Love My SSU book scholarship, for Savannah State University students. Because of you, scholarships totaling $1800 have been awarded to nine budding scholars over the last three years.
Desmond W. Delk