“Only one in three children living in poverty has books at home and that only half of California students read at grade level.”
Alana developed Bookworm Global to address literacy, poverty, and the environment. Bookworm Global organizes gently-used-book giveaways and library installations in low-income communities, targeting students who are at risk for academic slide and illiteracy. Literacy can help people rise out of poverty, advocate for themselves, and fight for social justice. Since the pandemic began, Bookworm Global has donated over 24,000 books and served 20,000 people.