There is a month-long book drive underway in the Quad Cities designed to bring more diverse books into the area.

The QC Diversity Book Drive is collecting new children’s books for kids attending Monroe Elementary School in Davenport , Rock Island Academy and Frances Willard in Rock Island, throughout the month of April. The goal is to collect at least 1000 books that reflect a diverse, multicultural world.

Co-chair of the project, Cathy Lafrenz, says the Quad Cities is a diverse community, and she wants to ensure children in local schools get a chance to read books that showcase diversity. “Every child needs to read about strong women and girls, as well as people of all races, abilities, shapes and sizes. Reading books like this can help give kids a better understanding of the many cultures all around them, as well as inspiring self-confidence and compassion.”

Lafrenz says the wish list of books for the program is available at Amazon…see link…

For more information please contact Cathy at  You can also check out the Facebook page at QC Diversity Book Drive.