Books Should Not Be a Privilege

51st Ward Books is committed to making our bilingual, anti-racist, anti-bias and culturally-relevant books accessible to the broadest audience possible. Toward this end, we make a regular practice of donating books to community-based, community-led initiatives that aim to increase literacy in BIPOC and historically-marginalized neighborhoods around Chicago. Since our founding in 2020, we have donated over 200 books to our fellow Chicagoans.














July 2022 Update: 

We are proud to partner with Somos Arte and Lolita Productions to support the 3rd Annual Books & Backpacks Community Supply Drive. Shop the book wish list below and select "Books & Backpacks" as your shipping option at checkout.  Our goal is to provide 300 books!! Families who wish to benefit from the supply drive are encouraged to pre-register online.


Books & Backpacks Wishlist 2022