2023 Book Flood Teachers

To donate to our Book Flood Program to help all the teachers or a specific teacher, please go to:
To purchase books for a teacher’s classroom, please click the link on the Book Flood lists.

2022 Book Flood Teachers

To donate to our Book Flood Program to help all the teachers or a specific teacher, please go to:

Free Books!

We have been graciously given CLASS SETS or more copies of the following titles. If you are interested in small group sets, class sets, or larger quantities, please contact us at info@wearecreed.org. *Shipping within reason.*

Book Titles include:

The Legend of Lady Ilena: https://smile.amazon.com/Lege…/dp/0613722809/ref=sr_1_2…

The Door in the Wall: https://smile.amazon.com/Door…/dp/B01FGMSJF4/ref=sr_1_2…

The Book of the Maid Servant: https://smile.amazon.com/Book…/dp/0375958568/ref=sr_1_1…

Out of the Dust: https://smile.amazon.com/Dust…/dp/B00BP0NH8Q/ref=sr_1_2…

The Midwife’s Apprentice: https://smile.amazon.com/…/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi…

Pictures of Hollis Woods: https://smile.amazon.com/Pict…/dp/0440415780/ref=sr_1_1…

Pieces of Georgia: https://smile.amazon.com/Piec…/dp/0440420555/ref=sr_1_1…

2020 SC Book Flood is Filled!

Our SC Book Flood Lists are filled! Check out the great titles that are headed to teachers in South Carolina (even if the classrooms look a little different). We greatly appreciate all the donations, likes, shares, comments, etc. Teachers are greatly appreciated (mainly because our program is full of current and former teachers)!

Ms. Carter chose some fantastic books for her high school Science classroom. Everyone that we talked to kept saying, “Reading (insert book title) would have helped me so much in Science! Great book!”

Ms. Ennis will now be able to use her personal classroom set of “Le Petit Prince” in whatever way she would like this year as well as increase diversity conversations en francais with some additional choices.

Ms. Summers will use her books to help students understand their emotions, choices, and learn more about animals with her selection. We feel like some adults may benefit from reading from her collection!

Update: Barb’s Buddies

Update on Barb’s Buddies:

Wisconsin: On Monday, 50 kits were delivered to Dane County Foster Care. Children in Wisconsin received their $25 gift card, a We Are Creed mug, and candy in their bag. Big thanks to Kristen for running this program!!!

Illinois: This coming Monday, 130 gift cards and notes will be delivered to Our Children’s Homestead for children throughout Northern Illinois. (For safety reasons, other trinkets or candy will not be included this year.)

Arizona: Eventually, our AZ group will help take 50 kids to the bookstore when they feel it’s safe. Since the children live in group homes and COVID rates are high, this adventure has been postponed. Luckily, several boxes of gently used books from IL made their way to Sunshine Residential Homes in February.

This means in 2020, a total of 230 children in foster care will be/have been offered the opportunity to experience a bookstore where they can choose their own books and enjoy some summer reading. For some, this starts the journey to be lifelong readers.On behalf of We Are Creed, thank you to our organizers, donors, note writers, and everyone making this possible!!

We think Barb Dabrowski is smiling down on us as we continue to be Creating Remarkable Effects Every Day.

Volunteer Spotlight: Jennifer

When we expand our programs to other states, we need a volunteer to see the program from beginning to end. In South Carolina, this person is Jennifer, who is in her second year of coordinating the South Carolina Book Flood program.

When the idea for this organization came around, Jennifer was supportive and offered her assistance immediately. Last year she arranged for books to go to 2 different schools in South Carolina. When we revamped the program this year, she has been working with the SC Book Flood teachers to create and make their Wish Lists and will coordinate their delivery.

We are truly grateful to work with another teacher who is Creating Remarkable Effects Every Day.

Sharing Juneteenth with Children

One hundred and fifty-five years ago today, on June 19, 1865, federal orders were finally read in Galveston, Texas, which stated all enslaved people in Texas were free. This is despite the fact the war ended two months earlier (April 9, 1865) and the Emancipation Proclamation was put into effect on January 1, 1863 (two years earlier), which freed all those enslaved in Confederate states.

To help children understand the importance of this date, we are sharing a few resources today:

Colours of Us created a children’s book list back in 2016: https://coloursofus.com/10-childrens-books-celebrating-juneteenth/

Teaching Tolerance offers some explanation and resources to help teachers discuss with students not only the importance of this event, but how this event could/should be taught: https://www.tolerance.org/magazine/teaching-juneteenth

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library provides a book list for children, teens, and adults, which “celebrate the Black experience, foster understanding and empathy, and teach history and current events”: https://www.nypl.org/125/juneteenth2020?utm_campaign=NYPLSocialMedia&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social

WeAreTeachers also created a list of 17 resources that can be used as classroom tools to honor this date: https://www.weareteachers.com/teaching-juneteenth/

Please list additional resources in the comments as we encourage sharing information.

Girl Forward Mentoring Program receives book

Last Sunday, we delivered 35 sets of books to the Chicago Office of Girl Forward. Girls in grades 9-12, who identify as refugees, immigrants, and asylum seekers, are given a wonderful opportunity to have a mentor through the GirlForward Mentoring Program and together they’ll be able to read and discuss these books!

Book titles we chose include:
– Dear Martin
– The Skin I’m In
– Other Words for Home
– Like Vanessa
– Hurricane Child
– Ghost Boys
– Cinder
– Ghost
– American Born Chinese
– Beyond the Bright Sea
– Anger is a Gift
– With the Fire on High
– Wishtree
– The Poet X
– The Girl Who Could Silence the Wind
– The 57 Bus
– Shout
– Amal Unbound
– A Very Large Expanse of Sea
– A Long Walk to Water
– The Stars Beneath Our Feet
– Merci Suarez Changes Gears
– El Deafo
– The Sun Is Also a Star
– Brown Girl Dreaming
– Inside Out & Back Again
– Amina’s Voice
– Wish
– I Am Not Your Perfect American Daughter

Books that will help conversations with kids about race

In light of recent events, this seems like an important conversation to have with children, because “children as young as three years old, when exposed to racism and prejudice, tend to embrace and accept it, even though they might not understand the feelings.”

Thank you, EmbraceRace, for creating this list.