The best way to describe BOOKS ON DECKS is to describe the very first BOOKS ON DECKS produced: “Mattie’s Deck”.“Mattie’s Deck" is a deck of playing cards printed with a collection of 26 inspirational phrases, curated from the best selling book: “Just Peace”, written by President Jimmy Carter and peace ambassador Mattie J. T. Stepanek. The literary laced decks are distributed (for free) to teens who are held in jails, prisons, half way houses, group homes and detention centers from New York City to Los Angeles.
We will further distribute to the elderly in senior centers and convalescent homes, as well as to chronically and terminally ill children in hospitals. Participating organizations currently include: Literacy for Incarcerated Teens, LA County Jail, the New York City Department of Corrections Youth Services Division, Mattie J. T. Stepanek Foundation, the Kite Zine and the Beat Within.
Know a publisher or author who wants to bring their work to those in need? Contact us and we'll try to make it happen!
All of our "Books on Decks" productions are funded through tax deductable donations and online crowd funding. Please email us if you would like to support the production of "Your Suggested Author's Deck"!