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June Newsletter: Sports

With so many headline-grabbing athletes today, it’s difficult to enter the children’s section of a book store and not be dazzled by the number of books. I want to suggest that as you browse through the books, pick one about yesteryear.

Take Jim Thorpe or Jackie Robinson books for example. I loved Brad Melzer’s, I am Jackie Robinson: Ordinary People Change the World. It looks like a book for the tiny ones, but I would share it with first graders and older groups. The comic-like format of this book is refreshing and makes a difficult subject--like racism--understandable. Melzer uses this format in his entire Ordinary People series for young readers. The second Jackie Robinson book I was impressed by was When Jack and Hank Met by Cathy Goldberg Fishman and illustrated by Mark Elliot. This beautiful book tells the parallel stories of two athletes: Jackie Robinson and Hank Greenberg. Although they grow up in worlds filled with racial and religious discrimination, the baseball field brings them together. Their bravery in pursuing their passion despite opposition, opened up the game of baseball and eventually changed the world.

Happy Reading!

Sylvia Hermosillo Reading Specialist Photo Jackie Robinson


“Books are health food for your brain and dessert for your soul. Books are one of the few proven sources of mental exercise known to man. Reading is a workout for your mind. If your body needs thirty minutes of exercise a day, so does your thinker.”

-Pat Williams, former defensive tackle, NFL

Global Give-A-Book was awarded a grant from

“Believe in Reading Foundation”

Thank you Believe in Reading Foundation for believing in Global Give-A-Book’s vision!

St. Felix Pantry restores hope to families and individuals in need by providing food, clothing, education and referral services in the Felician Franciscan tradition. As part of this partnership GGAB donates books on a monthly basis to be gifted to children and families along with food donation boxes.

Sr. Mary Angela Parkins, President/CEO

and SM Juanita Szymanski, Mission Leader for St. Felix Pantry-Mission

Because of your generous donations GGAB will be providing books to over 400 children in Santa Fe who will be participating in The Food Depot’s Food 4 Kids Summer Program. The program will be headed by Programs Manager Elizabeth Egelhoff and Austin Tyra. Food 4 Kids addresses the crisis of childhood hunger.


Please join us by helping supply new high-quality children’s books that will be given in addition to the food so graciously donated to the children and their families.

Sherry F. Hooper

Executive Director

The Food Depot


Sylvia Maser

Executive Director

Global Give A Book

We are thrilled to announce our newest partnership with the Duke City Gladiators of Albuquerque, NM. They will be aiding in our mission to supply 500 new, award-winning books to children in the Rio Grande Valley in preparation of the Fall 2021 school year.


Owner Gina Prieskorn-Thomas


Head Coach Martino Theus


Director Matthew R. Avila


500 backpacks will be given out with new GGAB books and loaded with school supplies and other necessities to our Northwest Albuquerque and South Rio Rancho students.

Interesting in contributing? Click the link below or email GGAB at More partners to be announced on the July 1st newsletter!


Must mention GGAB at check out!

Must mention GGAB at check out!


GGAB strives to provide high-quality award-winning books to Title 1 demographics.

Dr. De Soto, a mouse dentist, copes with the toothaches of various animals except those with a taste for mice, until the day a fox comes to him in great pain.

In award-winning artist Jerry Pinkney's wordless adaptation of one of Aesop's most beloved fables, an unlikely pair learn that no act of kindness is ever wasted. After a ferocious lion spares a cowering mouse that he'd planned to eat, the mouse later comes to his rescue, freeing him from a poacher's trap. With vivid depictions of the landscape of the African Serengeti and expressively-drawn characters, Pinkney makes this a truly special retelling, and his stunning pictures speak volumes.

Your baby's first word will be . . .



Everyone knows that fathers wage a secret campaign to ensure that their babies' first word is "Dada!"

But how does it work?

One of the most popular entertainers in the world and NBC's The Tonight Show host, Jimmy Fallon, shows you how.

The Diaper Program received and gifted 150 books along with diapers during their May event! Here are some sweet moments from that day courtesy of Santa Fe Food Depot and their amazing team!

"I can't wait to get home and read this book!" - Lilia, age 6

"We can read that one with grandma!" - girl, about age 7, re. the bilingual book she chose

"I can read in English and Spanish both!" - girl, about age 6, proudly proclaiming her bilingual abilities

Gives food to over 1,300 Native American children from the reservations. GGAB wants to give each child a new quality book! Many of these children do not have the internet at home, leaving them without the opportunity to read online.


Jordan Oliver will be interviewing movers and shakers making an impact in our communities.

This GGAB segment will be available both digitally and on our YouTube Channel!


Our goals are not possible without supporters like you.

All amounts donated go towards providing free books to children.



Are you interested in becoming a GGAB Partner or Sponsor? Please visit the page linked below to get in touch with us!

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