Changing the Narrative
with books that reflect all our young readers

We need diverse books so that someday all good “multicultural” stories can just be called good stories.
-- Grace Lin

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About Us

Made for Me Books wants all young people to have a diverse collection of books at home.  Books that:
  • reflect themselves and encourage reading
  • celebrate multiple cultures and illuminate untold histories
  • are theirs for the keeping - and reading over and over again!
We identify a diversity of titles and authors to highlight a variety of cultures and identities. And we partner with local Harlem-based groups to distribute the books.

DONATE NOW and help us purchase and deliver more books!  Made for Me Books is a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization, based in Harlem, New York.

Visit our EVENTS GALLERY to see photos from past book distributions.

Credit: Photos from Taft Houses and 1775/AK/MS Houses events were taken by Jasmina Tomic, courtesy House of SpeakEasy.
About Us


Registration for this event will open on June 2.

Bring the Joy - Spring into Reading Harlem

Join us in Harlem for a neighborhood block party on St. Nicholas between 114 & 115th. We'll have the book giveaway, vocal and spoken word performances, arts and other wellness fun. Check back on June 2 for more details and a registration link!

  • Date: 6/19/2021 11:00 AM - 6/19/2021 03:00 PM
  • Location: West 114th Street & St Nicholas Ave, New York, NY, USA (Map)

Get in Touch

  • 110th and Adam Clayton Powell, Harlem, New York, NY


Made for Me Books has been generously supported by:

Book Donors
  J Vanburen-Green
  Jessica Svenson  Linda Saffire
  Carlotta Ramos
  Stephanie Pilla     Mahalia Watson
  Madeline Holder
  Naisha Quiles  Ilia M. Castro
  Sitella Smith  Meredith Grossman
  Sarita Singh
  Beverly Macfarlane
  Laurie Brown Kindred
  Joseph Negron
  Ann Kane  Chika Cawley  Elana Ben-Ari
  Shamika Shirer  Kesha Atterberry  Olatunde Johnson
   Ewelina Sagan-Rivero
 House of Speakeasy