Giving children hope in their    moment of dispair

Our Story

The program was founded in 2016 under the name Books to the Rescue- Pima County. In 2019 we officially became a non-profit and changed our name to Southern Arizona Book Heroes. 

From violent acts to car crashes to a growing opioid epidemic, Southern Arizona Book Heroes™ (SABH) joins the front lines with first responders giving comfort to our youngest and most vulnerable citizens. SABH provides resources that help treat children’s unseen injuries—their emotional wounds. We equip first responders, victim advocates, social workers, and child-centric agencies with new books and new plush toys, to distract, comfort, and soothe traumatized children.

Reading a book is just the first step in building a strong relationship with children in our community. We support our first responders and believe this program helps to build a partnership with our most important community members, our kids. Our hope is that future generations of this community will be comfortable interacting with emergency responders in every capacity.

                                        A sample of a bag with the books