Books for Border Kids
A book can change a child's life.
BOOKS FOR BORDER KIDS was created by a concerned group of individuals in Minneapolis and St Paul who believe that books can stir a child’s imagination and enrich young lives. They have teamed up with Red Balloon and Wild Rumpus to send as many bilingual, Spanish, and Portuguese language books as possible to refugee children held at the U.S./Mexico border. They are books that can comfort, entertain, inspire, and help families build English language skills. Please join us in this effort to demonstrate that, in some small way, we care.
To donate, purchase any books from the list or select one of the cash donation options (at the bottom of the list) to have Red Balloon pick out books for you.
If you purchase books or gift cards directly off of this list, they will automatically be marked as part of the book drive and we'll make sure to get them shipped to the border. If you choose to donate a book not on the list, please put a note in the comments field at check-out and choose "pick-up at store" for your shipping option.
Totals are not updated in real time, so don't worry if you don't see the numbers updated on this page after your purchase. We'll get the orders processed and the numbers updated as soon as we can!
Thank you for donating!