BLUE MANATEE LITERACY PROJECT
The Blue Manatee Literacy Project, a non-profit that operates out of an independent bookstore in Cincinnati, Ohio. Now more than a children’s bookstore, BMLP serves readers of all ages from infant to adult, and reaches far beyond the four walls that make up the retail space. For every book purchased with BMLP—either in-store or online—a book is donated to a child in need. In partnership with local schools, educators, volunteers and staff, donated books help build classroom and home libraries, with books in varying reading levels and written by own-voices authors. Pop-up bookstores with donated books, author visits to classrooms and schools, booths at local flea markets and holiday markets and more—now there are more ways than ever to spend time with BMLP.