Books for Border Kids

BOOKS FOR BORDER KIDS was created by a concerned group of individuals in Minneapolis and St Paul who believe that books can stir a child’s imagination and enrich young lives.

They have teamed up with two local bookstores that are dedicated and eager to help young readers— Red Balloon Bookshop in St. Paul and Wild Rumpus Books in Minneapolis. They have agreed to facilitate the purchase of bilingual, Spanish or Portuguese books and provide free shipping to a distribution center in New Mexico.


Between September 1st and October 31st, select books to purchase and donate from the wishlist below, or come to Wild Rumpus to pick a book off of our Books for Border Kids display. If you prefer to select a dollar amount, purchase a gift card in any denomination.

Books for Border Kids Wishlist

We hope you will join us in this effort to put books in the hands of refugee children — books that can offer them comfort, hope, and enjoyment, and in turn strengthen their ability to navigate this difficult period in their lives.

If you are interested in donating gently used bilingual, Spanish, or Portuguese books, you are welcome to send them directly to Casa Camino Real Bookstore in New Mexico. They will distribute the books to immigrant families in need in small border towns.