Book Harvest

Book Harvest is an award-winning and rapidly growing nonprofit that has provided over 2 million books to children since 2011 and a wide array of literacy supports in partnership with families to promote a lifelong love of reading.


Durham, North Carolina

HQ Location


Year Founded




Book Harvest provides books for every child, support for every parent, and literacy for every community. With our valued partners in North Carolina and across the United States, we champion the transformative power of books and the value of a diverse literary landscape, one in which every child, young person, and adult has the opportunity to learn, grow, and experience the immense joy of books, stories, words, and ideas from a rich and diverse tapestry of perspectives and identities.

The greatest amount of brain growth occurs between birth and age five. In fact, by age 3, roughly 85% of the brain’s core structure is formed.
Access to books and educational material is the single biggest barrier to literacy development in the United States and beyond.

Why The Impact Job ❤️ Book Harvest

At The Impact Job, we look for companies that have strong, clear beliefs. We find Book Harvest's belief statement to be compelling and at the core of all they do:

"When children have access to an abundance of books, amazing things happen. Vocabularies flourish. Empathy thrives. Curiosity ignites. Children learn. And when children have access to books that reflect and affirm their lived experience, they become lifelong readers!"

A big impact: Since 2011, more than 2,139,447 books have been distributed to families

Received a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator (the highest possible ranking!)

Recently named a Library of Congress "Literacy Award Winner"

Work Remote Policy

All positions are hybrid flexible but based in Durham NC for regular in-person meetings. As a Family Forward employer we promote schedule flexibility and workweek design. As we grow across the state and beyond more remote work may be possible. For details, inquire with

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