|From: Neil Nelson, Co-founder of NorthParan.com
Help us give a new book to 100,000 kids
We are embarking on an exciting philanthropic venture—and we need your help.
Because of the important work you do on behalf of black children, we want to partner with you on
a vital new project that will benefit our young people. In January, we are launching a new
website, NorthParan.com, that we hope will become a game-changer for black books and for
black children. The North Paran plan is simple: For every book purchased on the site, we will
donate a book to a child in need. The site’s slogan is Buy One, Give One. Our goal is to give
away 100,000 books to black children during Black History Month in February 2011; we would
like you to help us pick children in your community who will receive some of these books.
As you well know, in the life of a child there is nothing more powerful than a book. It has the
potential to free a child’s mind, to open up a world of possibilities. Incredibly, the mere presence
of books in the home can lead to greater academic achievement: researchers have determined
that a child who grows up in a home with at least 500 books will attain three more years of
education than a student with no books in the home. But for millions of children in the United
States and around the world, their access to age-appropriate books is limited or nonexistent.
North Paran’s mission is to change that.
Neil Nelson, the site’s co-founder, is driven by the memories of his childhood in Jamaica, when
his family only had five books in the house that he and his sister had to share. But Neil read
those five books over and over, until he had all the words memorized. Now he wants to change
this bleak picture for as many children as he can. After starting a vastly successful celebrity news
and video site that reached nearly 30 million unique visitors last year, Neil partnered with
husband-and-wife authors Nick Chiles and Denene Millner to create NorthParan.com, a cutting-
edge site that will publicize black books and nourish black children. Chiles and Millner have
written or co-written 19 books between them—Millner is the co-author with Steve Harvey of the #1
New York Times bestseller “Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man,” which was the top-selling
nonfiction book in the country in 2009, and the sequel “Straight Talk, No Chaser,” which has
already reached #1 on the New York Times list. Chiles co-authored with gospel legend Kirk
Franklin “The Blueprint,” which also was a New York Times bestseller last year. Millner and
Chiles are both also award-winning journalists and the parents of three children of their own.
We humbly ask that you help us with this important venture by doing the following:
Partner with us to identify children in your community who would benefit from a donation of new
Use email, facebook, twitter, text, blogs, etc to share NorthParan.com and our 100,000 book
campaign to as many friends, family and associates as you can.
Add a link to NorthParan.com on your organization’s website and any other website that you have
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