Students benefit from discovering stories, characters, and creators that reflect their own life experiences and cultures –and that can help nurture a lifelong love of learning. But inequalities in our educational system, and in the publishing industry, prevent too many from seeing themselves as readers and writers. When school buildings closed in March, AOB began serving its community with high-interest, age-appropriate books (80,000 have been distributed since 2010) whose delivery could be timed to coincide with meal or instructional packet pickups. While its traditional, in-school author and illustrator events could no longer be held, AOB began offering virtual visits to online classrooms – because students need to see award-winning authors and illustrators with whom they can connect as role models. A flexible, dynamic programming structure that can be easily adapted makes AOB ready for anything as the new school year unfolds.