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Book Angels aim to educate and comfort readers,

providing age-appropriate books that support

families battling cancer.

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funds raised in 2023

Book Angels was created in 2022 by Crystal Leonardi, founder of Bowerbird Publishing and award-winning author.


"I wish I had a book like 'My Brother Sebastian' or 'Boy of Steel' when my son, Sebastian, was first diagnosed. Not just for the support it would have provided for me as a mother, but it would have also reminded me that I am not alone in this battle against cancer."





Every single dollar received will go towards the printing and distribution of books to families in need. These families battling cancer need your help. Some of them are navigating the cancer world completely isolated from their loved ones. Together, we can make a difference by bringing them comfort and hope in the form of books.

Book Angel's goal for 2023 is to raise $5000, which would fund the printing and distribution costs of 500 books. 

That's just over 40 books per month, and more than 1 per day for our Aussie kids fighting cancer!

The Book Angels story...

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My Brother Sebastian: Looking at picture books together invites little ones to communicate with parents, both verbally and non-verbally. The gift of donation will open the lines of communication between parent and child and provide parents with a resource for explaining a cancer diagnosis to their child. 

Boy of Steel: 10 copies of Boy of Steel will be donated to JCU libraries every year so that students can learn about the social impact a childhood cancer diagnosis has on a family. To make Boy of Steel accessible to all students, it will be distributed between the Cairns, Townsville, Mackay, and Mt. Isa campuses to support medical students in regional areas. I know Boy of Steel will go a long way toward developing our paediatric doctors and nurses of the future.

How to Donate



Even a small donation of $25 will deliver 1 book.



A donation of $100 will deliver 5 books.



A donation of $220 will deliver a book to a family every month, for 12 months.

2023 Donation Recipients

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