Transcript of 2021 Awardee Alana Weisberg Video

2021 Awardee Alana Weisberg Video


When I hand a book to a child who’s never owned their own book before, it feels like the best feeling in the world. When I started Bookworm Global, it was just my garage and my car, and today we have over 55,000 books donated and over 300 volunteers in the U.S., Mexico, and Africa.

I think that I was able to draw other people into my project when they saw my enthusiasm for it. We receive around a thousand books a week, so keeping up with the growth of Bookworm Global is so difficult, but now I have specific ambassadors who take on larger roles and they’re all enthusiastic to be involved and want to be involved.

It’s fun. It’s not like it’s a hard job to do because you know that you’re getting these books ready for a child who’s never had a book before. Really warms my heart that I’m able to impact my community and other communities that wouldn’t have access to reading.