BBK Staff

Jamie Grissom
Executive Director

Jamie joined the Books Between Kids team as our first Executive Director and she is eager to help Books Between Kids extend its reach to even more children and schools in Houston.   Contact Jamie if you would like more information about corporate partnerships, or to make a monetary donation.  She can be reached at or by phone at 832-831-1402 x803.

Julia Holstine
Director of Programs

Julia joins the BBK Team having recently graduated with her master’s degree from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas.  She is passionate about early childhood literacy and wants to help all children to have access to books at home. Contact Julia if your school or agency is interested in partnering with Books Between Kids to receive books or you would like more information about volunteer opportunities with BBK. She can be reached at or by phone at 832-831-1402 x801

Lara Powers
Volunteer Engagement and Operations Manager

Lara joins Books Between Kids as a longtime public school volunteer with experience in fundraising for educational enrichment programs.  An avid reader and enthusiastic supporter of literacy programs, she is excited to help fulfill the Books Between Kids’ mission of building home libraries. Contact Lara if you are interested in hosting a book drive, you have questions about an upcoming volunteer shift, or joining our Book Brigade.   She can be reached at, or by phone at 832-831-1402 x 805.