Southern Arizona Book Heroes

Giving Children Hope in Their Moment of Despair

by supporting the first responders who answer the call!

What We Do...


Southern Arizona Book Heroes volunteers placing books into duffel bags to distribute out to first responders to give to children in need. Having fun and staying motivated.

We fundraise & collect new reading books to reach the heart of a child (0-16) during a crisis.

We also accept donations of plush toys, coloring books, winter blankets, washi tape, stuffed animals, and more!


Tucson Policeman handing donated books to children in need.

We have provided duffels of children books to our local first responders and law enforcement.

Southern Arizona Book Heroes provides a community connection that builds a foundation for a trusted adult to comfort and positively impact kids through literacy beyond an emergency interaction.


Southern Arizona Book Heroes reading with first responders of the Tucson Police Department

We host various events & opportunities to bring the community together – We put the FUN in FUNdraising and Book drives.

We are always looking for sponsors, raffle prize donations and giveaways for swag bags.

"You can dream, create, design and build the most wonderful place in the world, but it takes people to make the dream a reality"
- Walt Disney -

What The Younger Me Needed

Thirteen and taken from home - carrying trauma, confusion, and so many emotions...

Founder – Jennifer Turner-Jones – was just 13 years old when she was taken away from her family due to abuse. She was put into emergency shelter but really found solace in reading books.

About - Southern Arizona Book Heroes

Check us out on Social Media

Cover for Southern Arizona Book Heroes
Southern Arizona Book Heroes

Southern Arizona Book Heroes

Southern Arizona Book Heroes stocks first responder vehicles with new children's books, coloring books, and plushies.

5 days ago

Southern Arizona Book Heroes
What better way to spend Love of Reading month than reading to kindergartners ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are potentially traumatic events such as abuse, neglect, and household dysfunction that occur during childhood (before age 18) and have a negative and lasting impact on future health and functioning. Approximately 42% of children in Arizona have experienced one or more ACEs.The Arizona Department of Health Services collaborated with the Morrison Institute for Public Policy to (1) identify ACEs that are challenges in Arizona (2) review policies and programs in the state related to those ACEs and (3) identify policies and programs in other states that aim to reduce or mitigate ACEs. For this review, we focused on the top six ACEs that are challenging in Arizona compared to other states. Highlighted policies and programs were selected based on a variety of factors including recommended practices based on literature, experts, and effectiveness of programs according to evaluations or randomized control trials. The policy review, while not comprehensive, seeks to highlight some of the effective, unique, and innovative policies and programs that states are employing to reduce or mitigate the impact of ACEs. ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

Your tax-deductible donation will touch the lives of even more children in the county.

If you have any questions about our 501(c)3 non-profit, or are interested in making a contribution through a business or organization, please contact us!