By: Alecia Mouhanna, Marketing & Communications Specialist

Hachette Book Group, in partnership with OverDrive Education and its Sora student reading app, has launched a program to provide school libraries across the U.S. and Canada with free sets of ebooks and audiobooks that provide resources for students to learn about the importance of anti-racism, empathy and social justice.

This carefully curated selection of digital books includes such notable and bestselling titles as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s Becoming Kareem, Ijeoma Oluo’s So You Want to Talk About Race, Sharee Miller’s Princess Hair, Todd Parr’s Be Who You Are, Jason Reynolds and Ibram Kendi’s Stamped: Racism, Anti-Racism and You, Jewell Parker Rhodes’ Ghost Boys and Sugar, and Beverly Tatum’s Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria, among others.

How to enroll

The enrollment period begins on Monday, Jan. 25 and will last until all spots are filled. Slots are first-come, first-served – so be sure you don’t miss out! You can sign up using this link.

How it works:

  1. Any school in the U.S. and Canada can choose up to 10 titles from the given list.
  2. Registration is limited to 1,450 schools, on a first-come, first-served basis. Each school can only enter once.
  3. Selected schools will be granted 10 free concurrent circulations of each title.
  4. Titles will appear in the Sora app the week of Feb. 8.

Questions? Be sure to reach out to your OverDrive Account Manager.