News and Events

Burt Freeman wins prestigious AARP volunteer award for community service
— Press Release, December, 2018

NYC Schools Chancellor Farina Featured Guest at Annual Meeting
— Press Release, May, 2014

BJ’s Charitable Foundation Awards My Own Book $10,000 Grant
— Press Release, April, 2014

My Own Book Announces New Status
— Press Release, January 1, 2013

One for the Books: Retired Lawyer’s Gift of Literacy
— Melanie Grayce West – Wall Street Journal, June 2, 2011

Burt Freeman with NBF's Rebecca Keith

Burt Freeman with
NBF’s Rebecca Keith

Burt Freeman Receives 2011 National Book Foundation Award for Innovations in Reading
— NBF Press Release, 2011

Summer Must-Read for Kids? Any Book
— Tara Parker-Pope – New York Times, August 2, 2010

The Medium Is the Medium
— David Brooks – New York Times, July 9, 2010

Bloomberg Employees Volunteer to Help our Kids Buy Their Very Own Books
— December 2008

Joel Applebaum Raises $20,000 for the My Own Book Program
— August 3, 2008

NY1 declares Burt Freeman and My Own Book Volunteers to be New Yorkers of the WeekNY1 declares Burt Freeman and My Own Book Volunteers to be New Yorkers of the Week
— NY1, February 2008

First Community Service Award Goes to “My Own Book Fund” Founder
— Ethical Outlook, February 2002

New Philanthropists Put Donations to Work
— The New York Times, July 6, 2000

A Dream Comes True
— Bank Street College Alumni News Digest, Summer 2000

Buying Books at Bank Street
— Community Focus (Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation Newsletter) Spring 2000