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Multicultural Book Drive

Multicultural Book Drive

September 15-October 15

In Honor of Hispanic Heritage Month

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Multicultural literature and storytelling can promote a sense of belonging and cross-cultural friendships. We need your help to stock the shelves at local nonprofits with multicultural books for ages Pre-K through Young Adult (YA).

All books collected will be donated to local nonprofits in need of children’s and YA books that represent the families they serve.


Stop by our cosponsoring independent bookstores to purchase books and support local (see below)! There will be a donation drop box in the stores and at our local United Way office for the books. You can donate both new and gently used books.  

Skip the line and make a donation below. Choose the age group you’d like us to shop for and United Way staff will buy a variety of books based on the selections.  

Make a Gift Today

Your donation will provide books similar to these titles. 


  • My Paati’s Sari by Jyoti Rajan Gopal
  • Anansi and the Golden Pot by Taiye Selasi
  • A Crown for Corina by Laekan Zea Kemp
Multicultural book for young readers

Middle Grade

  • Amina’s Voice by Hena Khan
  • Solimar: The Sword of Monarchs by Pam Munoz Ryan
  • Maizy Chen’s Last Chance by Lisa Yee
multicultural books for middle readers

Young Adult

  • The Absolutely Ture Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
  • What's Coming to Me by *Local Author* Fran Padilla
  • When We Make It by Elisabet Velasquez
multicultural books for young adult readers


United Way of Greater Rochester and the Finger Lakes
75 College Ave
Rochester, NY 14607

Ampersand Books
740 University Ave
Rochester, NY 14607

Book Culture
28 S Main St
Pittsford, NY 14534

Lift Bridge Book Shop
45 Main St
Brockport, NY 14420

Hipocampo Children’s Books
638 South Ave
Rochester, NY 14620

Sulfur Books
18 E Main St
Clifton Springs, NY 14432