Register Now for Alane’s Award-Winning Video Series: Between The Pages

Between The Pages is an exciting new video series created by Alane to replicate her popular in-school author talks.

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Support for Teachers and Classrooms

Free Author Visits

Invite author and literacy champion Alane Adams to your school for an energetic and enthusiastic talk about reading and storytelling.

Book Donations

The Rise Up Foundation teams up with organizations and schools to donate books to classroom libraries and communities.

Book Club Journals

Request book club journals for The Red Sun and The Blue Witch to enhance your students’ reading experience.


First Book and Alane Adams to Bring 20,000 New Books to Schools, Programs Devastated by Natural Disasters in Florida Panhandle

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Our Literary Impact

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Rise Up Foundation Founder Wendy “Alane” Adams is a children’s author, professor, and literacy advocate. She started the Rise Up Foundation in 2008 as a way to use her time, experience and resources to help individuals and organizations rise above their circumstances to actualize their full potential. She is the author of the Legends of Orkney fantasy mythology series for tweens; she also writes Early American picture books for young children.

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Our Mission

The Rise Up Foundation strives to improve the lives of children and families living in poverty and difficult circumstances. Rise Up supports literacy projects as a path toward improving the future prospects of children in underserved communities by making book donations, providing classroom support, and grant-making. In addition to literacy efforts, Rise Up works with organizations committed to defining and solving the problems that chronic poverty brings to children and their communities.