We are always happy to host authors here at Cavalier House Books, but we were truly excited to host an author as fun, kind, and driven to a mission for kids’ literacy as Jo Watson Hackl! Before coming to our shop Jo partnered with Park Elementary in Baton Rouge and challenged her friends and family to donate copies of her book to the school. So far, they have donated over 80 copies!
Park Elementary is a growing school entering a new building this year! We would love to have as many kids as possible start the new year off with their own copy of Smack Dab in the Middle of Maybe and a shared reading experience!
If you are visiting our site you know the importance of owning your own book. Jo believes so strongly in empowering kids to love reading that she will be donating a portion of her royalties to kid lit organizations.
We also know how powerful reading is in a child’s life and we would like to step up to donate as well. Today through July 30th, for every copy of Jo’s paperback edition of Smack Dab in the Middle of Maybe our customers buy to donate to Park Elementary, we will match the donation.
To donate a copy follow this link to purchase the book and let’s help welcome the kids of Park Elementary to their new school!
Eleven days. Thirteen clues. And one kid who won't give up. Smack Dab in the Middle of Maybe is "part treasure hunt, part wilderness adventure, and all heart."--Alan Gratz, New York Times Bestselling author of Refugee
How far would you go to find something that might not even exist?