Ethan & Choco's Book Club

Striving to make access to books and reading a core part of the care that SuperKids receive in the hospital, with the principal premise that literacy support for children fighting cancer and other life-threatening conditions can help promote cognitive development and social connections that are part of thriving through treatment and beyond

Ethan’s Ten Thrive Titles for March 2018

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Thank you so much Hannah!

In this video, Ethan first thanks donors from  February 2018. We are especially grateful to 13-year old Hannah Calderon for her significant donation in February. As part of her mitzvah project for her bat mitzvah, Hannah chose to raise money for ECBC — we will put her donation to great use as we launch the first phase of our inpatient reading program at CHOC in May! We’re also grateful for  the six donors who sponsored entire Read+Think+Thrive Boxes via our race registration site — Liz Albert, Jack and Roen Beiley, Barbara and Doug Jones, Stahl Family, Schulman Family, and Sandy Tweedt — these donations will allow us to get RTT Boxes to seven new cancer diagnoses at CHOC!


In part 2 of this video, Ethan briefly describes the goal of his book request videos for 2018, which is to request books specifically foe his book boxes (called Read+Think+Thrive Boxes) for SuperKids diagnosed with cancer or other life-threatening illnesses. He then shares his list of Ten Thrive Titles that are needed to fill book boxes for early elementary school boys  (the age-by-gender category that he is focusing on getting books for in the month of March). Books can be purchased and sent directly to Ethan & Choco’s Book Club by clicking on this link on Amazon. Or, these titles can be purchased for donation to ECBC at our local bookstore and amazing partner, Once Upon a Storybook. Each book box also comes with art and writing supplies so that kids can respond creatively to the books — these art supplies can be donated as well by clicking here.

Thank you for helping ECBC reach our goal of providing a book box to every new cancer diagnosis at CHOC Children’s Hospital!

To learn more about ECBC’s Read+Think+Thrive Boxes, click here!

Other books needed, in addition to the ten thrive titles for preschool-aged girls Read+Think+Thrive Boxes:

  • Ten Thrive Titles for preschool-aged boys. We still need many more copies of each book on this list to fill book boxes for preschool boys!  (Click here for January’s Book request video.)
  • Ten Thrive Titles for preschool-aged girls. We still need many more copies of each book on this list to fill book boxes for preschool girls!  (Click here for February’s Book request video.)
  • ECBC’s General Wish List. We will ALWAYS need hardcover and paperback books for our permanent Lending Library and our special situations (including patients in isolation) Gifting Libraries at CHOC. 


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