CCLA Black History Month Book Drive | Over 100 Books Collected!

February 8, 2019

Over 100 books have been collected. Keep sending in your donations through the end of the month. Donation locations listed below!

Studies have shown that as early as the 3rd grade, black students are disproportionately affected by a significant literacy gap. These children are more likely to have poor grades, display behavioral problems, have high absentee rates, and repeat school years.

Capital City Lawyers Association endeavors to provide a pathway to literacy by exposing local students to various books that feature black characters. During the month of February, our goal is to collect 100 books in hopes that exposure to characters that look like them encourage readers to find an interest in reading, which potentially increases reading levels and improves early childhood literacy.

We ask that you consider donating books to our book drive in celebration of Black History Month.

We are requesting books for students in kindergarten through 5th grade however we also accept books for any grade school reading level.

Who: Capital City Lawyers Association

What: Collecting new and used children books featuring black characters 

When: February 1st – February 28th

Where: Book Drop-off Locations: Please feel free to bring your books to the Supreme Court Justice Panel on Feb. 28 at 6PM or drop off at any of the locations below.

  • Campbell University School of Law: Drop off at or order books online and mail to: 225 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC, 27603.  Contact Evin Grant at or Niya Fonville at
  • Wake County Justice Center: 300 S. Salisbury Street. Raleigh, NC. Please contact Ashley Ratliff at 
  • John H. Baker Public Safety Center: 330 S. Salisbury Street. Raleigh, NC. Please contact Vanessa Duncan at
  • K&L Gates LLP: 4350 Lassiter at North Hills Ave #300, Raleigh, NC. Please contact Petal Reddick at

Thank you for your continued support!