Teen Curates Subscription Box in Response to COVID-19

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More and more tweens and teens are on screens and social media so they are spending less time reading books. Teen entrepreneur and avid reader, Jillian Robinson is hoping to change those numbers by introducing beTWEEN The Bookends box. This book subscription box for tweens was created by Robinson as a result of COVID-19.

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Robinson’s goal is to keep girls, ages 9-13, interested in reading even though most community libraries and schools are closed. The monthly box, containing 2-3 books and 6-8 lifestyle items, is curated personally by Robinson. “I read every book and test every lifestyle item before it makes it into my box, because I want to make sure girls my age will like it. I’m not just filling a box and mailing it out.” she said. 

While the subscription box caters to tweens, many other boxes suited for different age groups are available in the store’s website.

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The box comes in two sizes. The full size box is priced at $29.99(+S&H), and the mini box, with 1 book and 3-5 lifestyle items, is priced at $16.99(+S&H). Boxes ship out the first week of every month.

Robinson said, “We all know how to read, but how many of us do it when we don’t have to? I hope my box will give kids a reason to pick up a new book for pleasure, while also giving them some fun stationery, beauty, and lifestyle items as well!”

Not only has Robinson created the box, but she reads every book and tests every product before they make the cut. All boxes are “Jillian approved”!

—Jennifer Swartvagher

All photos courtesy of beTWEEN The Bookends

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