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What is Hot Book Summer?

A free reading initiative at The Bottom

centering Black youth in the East Knoxville area!


Who can join?

Though anyone between the ages of 7-18 can join,

Our Focus is on Students of the following schools:


Austin East High

Vine Middle

Green Magnet Academy

Sarah Moore Greene Elementary

Fulton High

Central High

Holston Middle

Emerald Academy

Maynard Elementary

Lonsdale Elementary

How can students get involved?

1. Complete this form to register & receive details

2.  Pick up books to read


3.  Give a quick review


4. Receive points + prizes!

How can the community get involved? 

1. Donate prizes


2.  Purchase books to be donated


3.  Tell youth you know about this initiative


4. Cheer on students who participate!


What's included?

Through Our partnership with

The University of Tennessee's English Department

+ Center for Children's and Young Adult Literature,

free books will be provided each month.


Prizes will be awarded at the end of the program & will include: Pizza Parties, Merchandise,

Gift Cards, Cash & More !

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