BookSparks Speaks Out 2019

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, BookSparks has teamed up with author Jamie Beck to launch our 7th annual BookSparks Speaks Out Campaign: Pink Spines 2019. All month-long in October, BookSparks fans are urged to purchase a copy of Jamie Beck’s new release The Wonder of Now and share their #PinkSpines2019 book photos sharing all the pink books in their collection. BookSparks will make a donation to the BCRF for every book receipt submitted. In addition, BookSparks is accepting nominations for our Breast Cancer Warrior Care Package program. Each week, BookSparks will select two women currently undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer to receive a care package designed to make their experience a little more comfortable.

She Writes Press and SparkPress Toward Equality in Publishing (STEP) Scholarship 2019

She Writes Press launched the STEP contest in 2018 to address the lack of diversity in the publishing landscape. In 2019 two winners received a publishing package (plus a 500-book print run) to publish on either She Writes Press or SparkPress. The winners were Robin Farmer and Veena Rao. The mission behind the STEP program is to recognize and publish those voices that are not otherwise being heard due to a variety of constraints that exist, be they cultural, social, or financial.

Full Shelves Full Hearts 2019

As part of our 10th anniversary Summer Reading Challenge, BookSparks launched a coordinated classroom library and supplies drive called Full Shelves