We believe books can change lives!

Diffusion works to transform the lives of prisoners, ex-offenders and other vulnerable youths and adults by providing reading groups with free, easy-to-read books that:

  • help improve reading skills

  • inspire self-reflection

  • emphasise the importance of making good choices

  • encourage positive relationships

But we need you! By running a reading group you can change attitudes, thinking and behaviour, and help readers along a pathway that will decrease their chances of re-offending.

You don’t need any specialist knowledge: just use the questions in our books to start a lively and thought-provoking conversation about a great story.

As well as inspiring readers to change, you will also be helping them to develop their reading skills, which will increase their chances of finding employment on release.

Diffusion Stars Series

Your book ‘helped me to reflect on my poor choices which got me back inside. It stoked a fire inside of me to get out of prison and stay out.


Prisoner, HMP Channings Wood

We used your book to stunning effect with a group of Young Offenders…  [It] will have undoubtedly helped them to take a further step along the road to reducing their chances of re-offending.

Reading Development Advisor, Staffordshire Prison Library Service

Want to hear more about Diffusion Books? 

Get in touch if you want to find out how you can support Diffusion Books, receive free samples or simply to send us your thoughts about our books. If you would like to help provide free books to prisoners, you can make a donation here.

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