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BookPALS Team


National Director of Literacy Programs
Los Angeles BookPALS Literacy Program Manager
Michelle Shegda
Phone: 323-549-6760

Florida BookPALS Literacy Program Manager
Natalie Rogers
Phone: 321-229-0638

New England BookPALS Literacy Program Manager
Beverly Hill van Joolen
Phone: 781-277-4891

New York BookPALS Literacy Program Manager
Maria Cabezas
Phone: 212-863-4227

San Francisco BookPALS Literacy Program Manager
Amanda Lee
Phone: 415-851-1571

BookPALS (Performing Artists for Literacy in Schools) is a signature children’s literacy program of the SAG-AFTRA Foundation. BookPALS provides union performers, gifted in the art of storytelling, the opportunity to give back to their local communities. Every week dedicated volunteers read to thousands of children in title 1 public school classrooms across the nation.

Give your support to the BookPALS program.