826 Boston is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6 to 18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. The organization’s free programs seek to strengthen each student’s power to express ideas effectively, creatively, confidently, and in his or her individual voice.


The Children’s Book Shop, Greater Boston’s oldest independent children’s bookstore, has been committed to providing customers with the best in children’s literature since 1977. The store’s extensive stock (more than 28,000 titles) is carefully hand selected and includes old favorites as well as the latest releases.

Boston Public Library

The Boston Book Festival celebrates the power of words to stimulate, agitate, unite, delight, and inspire by holding year-round events culminating in an annual, free festival that promotes a culture of reading and ideas and enhances the vibrancy of the Greater Boston area.

Lesley University engages students in transformative education through active learning, scholarly research, diverse forms of artistic expression, and the integration of rigorous academics with practical, professional experience, leading to meaningful careers and lifelong learning.

In 1992, Candlewick Press opened its doors as an independent children's publisher, and remains an independent publisher today.  Two decades and more than 2,000 awards and accolades later, Candlewick’s offerings have grown to encompass all ages, from board books to e-books, high-end novelty to cutting-edge fiction.


Porter Square Books Foundation was created in 2014 with a mission of fostering a love of reading and books, particularly among children and families in the local communities whose access to them may be limited by economic or cultural factors. The primary means of achieving this goal has been through facilitating interactions between children and authors, and by donating books to children and families.

Founded by alumni of VCFA's Writing for Children & Young Adults Program, the VCFA Young Writer's Network connects the college's passionate -- and growing -- alumni community to the children least likely to meet real authors.

Harvard Book Store is a locally owned, independently run Cambridge landmark. Since 1932, they have been known for their extraordinary selection of new, used and remaindered books, award-winning author event series, and their history of innovation -- including print-on-demand services, local partnerships and digital media. 

As a school dedicated to providing an elementary education, Tenacre Country Day School values the importance of team teaching, the strong partnership between parents and staff, and the meaningful participation of each child in daily school life. Located in Wellesley, MA, the school expects each sixth grader to leave Tenacre as a confident learner, critical thinker and caring citizen.

The Park School is committed to being a metropolitan, coeducational, day school of diverse races, religions, cultures, and backgrounds. Central to its mission is an appreciation of similarities and differences of perspective and the interdependence of all people.

Wondermore’s strong relationship with local nonprofit organizations, academic institutions, and independently owned businesses enable us to fulfill our mission of increasing literary engagement in underserved Boston schools. We’re deeply grateful to these collaborators and their commitment to our work.


Programs are made possible through the generous support of the following foundations and corporations:

  • Adobe Foundation

  • AMC Theatres

  • Balson Family Fund

  • Collegiate Asset Management Corporation

  • The Elphaba Fund

  • Frank M. Barnard Foundation

  • George Macomber Family Foundation

  • Maremont Foundation

  • State Street Foundation

  • Tomfohrde Foundation

  • Wagner Family Foundation

  • Wick Foundation


Buckingham Browne & Nichols School’s mission is to promote scholarship, integrity, and kindness in diverse, curious, and motivated students. The School prepares students for lives of principled engagement in their communities and the world.

BB&N’s Motto: Honestas Litterae Comitas