Local Organization Celebrates 1,000,000th Book Given to Children

From left: Jaime Grissom, Sandra Alhorn, Amy Barnes, and Trent Hale pose with Justin, the recipient of the one millionth book.

From left: Jaime Grissom, Sandra Alhorn, Amy Barnes, and Trent Hale pose with Justin, the recipient of the one millionth book.

Books Between Kids, a nonprofit organization founded in 2013 with a mission to build home libraries for children in need one summer at a time, hit a big milestone last month when it distributed its one-millionth book. The celebration took place at Piney Point Elementary School in HISD. Every May for the past five years, the organization has been distributing new and gently used books to children attending elementary schools and early childhood centers across Houston. We congratulate Books Between Kids and thank them for all that they do to help more children become book owners.