Friends of Tattered Cover Gives Back!

Friends of Tattered Cover Gives Back Program Continues In 2021

To start off 2021 on the right foot, Tattered Cover is continuing the FoTC Gives Back program!  Last year, the Friends of Tattered Cover launched a new program to donate books to local Colorado schools.  The program was a success with 274 books purchased by FoTC members and donated to DCIS Montbello students! 


FoTC Partners with Compassion Road Academy

This year, we have decided to partner with  Compassion Road Academy High School, (Go Wolfpack!)  

CRA is a small school with around 100 currently enrolled students, dedicated to ensuring every student has the support they deserve to pursue the dreams of their heart. At CRA, their focus is to give students a high school experience that is not traditional but rather unique and tailored to the needs of the student.


How YOU Can Help

With your help, we’re donating a copy of You Bring the Distant Near by Mitali Perkins to the entire student body at Compassion Road Academy!

As a member of the FoTC program, you have the opportunity to purchase one (or more!) copies of "You Bring the Distant Near" by Mitali Perkins at a 15% discount and donate it to a student at Compassion Road Academy High School.

You have the choice to make the donation under your name or keep it anonymous. All purchases count toward your FoTC rewards balance, earning you a $15 credit for each $200 you spend. 



Ready To Make A Difference?

  1. Sign-in to your Tattered Cover online account using the same email address used to sign up for FoTC Membership 
  2. Once logged in, search for "You Bring The Distant Near" in the search bar at the top of the website or click this link:
  3. Click 'Add To Cart' once you find the book on our website
  4. Enter the discount code to recieve your 15% off FOTC&WOLFPACK
  5. Check the 'I would like to pick up my order at the store' option (please note that you will not have to physically pick-up the book)
  6. Note in the comments if you would like for your donation to be acknowledged or anonymous. If you would like to be acknowledged, please mention the name you would like to appear in the acknowledgement
  7. Review and submit your order and you're done!

Note: Purchases must be made before: 3.31.21



About The 2021 FoTC Gives Back Book 

This elegant young adult novel captures the immigrant experience for one Indian-American family with humor and heart. Told in alternating teen voices across three generations, "You Bring the Distant Near" explores sisterhood, first loves, friendship, and the inheritance of culture--for better or worse.

From a grandmother worried that her children are losing their Indian identity to a daughter wrapped up in a forbidden biracial love affair to a granddaughter social-activist fighting to preserve Bengali tigers, award-winning author Mitali Perkins weaves together the threads of a family growing into an American identity.

Here is a sweeping story of five women at once intimately relatable and yet entirely new.



About The Author of "You Bring the Distant Near"

Mitali Perkins has written several books for young readers, including Between Us and Abuela, Forward Me Back to You,You Bring the Distant Near (a National Book Award Nominee, a Walter Honor Book, a South Asia Book Award Winner, a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year, and a Shelf Awareness 2017 Best Book of the Year), Rickshaw Girl (a NYPL Top 100 Book), and Bamboo People (an ALA Top 10 YA novel). Mitali was born in India and currently resides in Northern California.

You can read more on Mitali Perkins here: Mitali Perkins website 




Not A FoTC Member Yet?

The Friends of Tattered Cover program is an opportunity for customers (that’s YOU) to participate in a brand new program that benefits both its members as well as supporting an iconic Denver institution--we might be a little biased! FoTC is an annual membership that costs $20 per year.

If you sign up to join, you will be eligible for some amazing exclusive opportunities. 

Opportunities such as…

  • Purchase rewards! For every $200 spent at the store, members will receive a gift card of $15.
  • Be a part of FoTC Gives Back, where we donate books to local schools, such as when we donated 274 copies of Superman Smashes the Klan by Gene Luen Yang to all students in the Class of 2024 from DCIS Montebello
  • Other special and exclusive promotions and giveaways
    • For example, the FoTC Wish List where you get 15% off a select list of specially curated books from Tattered Cover staff for a limited time

Sign-up here: Join The FoTC Membership today!