A Good Book Drive: Darren Lee


A Good Book Drive is an annual book drive to bring stories to a new generation of readers, and support kids in need of new books. Running through the month of November, A Good Book Drive will be inspiring Vancouverites to purchase a new copy of their favorite kids’ book and deliver it to set locations throughout the city to be donated to this year’s book drive recipient, Vancouver literacy program The Writers Exchange.

A Good Book Drive has teamed up with a great group of independent Vancouver retailers that will each house a Good Book Box. Here you can drop off your favorite kids book and personalize your donation with a special bookplate, sharing the story of why that book is special to you.

Darren Lee, City of Vancouver, donated Clifford the Big Red Dog written and illustrated by Norman Bridwell. Bridwell said when he was creating the original painting of Clifford he happened to have a jar of red paint on his desk and decided to “make him a little different.”

Darren shares the story of the compassionate Grade 1 school teacher that inspired his favorite book donation.

Learn more about the project and where to donate by visiting agoodbookdrive.com and follow on Twitter and Facebook.

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