Sunday, May 1, 2011

Guys Lit Wire Book Fair for Ballou Senior High School


ANNOUNCEMENT: Due to problems with blogger last week we are extending the fair through Friday, May 20th!

It is with an enormous amount of excitement that I can announce this year’s Guys Lit Wire Book Fair! We will be working with Powells Books again, this time to send books to the east coast to Ballou Senior High School in Washington D.C. Ballou is very special to me as school librarian Melissa Jackson made such an eloquent case for her students’ need for more books. Her video, which shows so many empty shelves, really gave me reason to pause. There are probably more books in my house then Ballou has in this video and that is wrong in so many ways that I don’t even know where to begin.

At the time the video was made early this year there were just over 1,150 books on the shelves at Ballou; there are over 1,200 students in the school. So there was barely one book for each student (the ALA standard is 11:1). The WaPo ran an article about Ballou in January and I have seen a few follow-ups here and there (National Geographic sent over a bunch of books) but what struck me in all the efforts to help is what always hits me - people send books they have (publishers do the same) which is lovely, but not necessarily the books that the school needs or, most importantly of all, the students want. That’s where we come in and why we keep doing this, and loving it, every single year.

Melissa and I have exchanged many emails and spoken on the phone and the message is clear - they need many different types of books, many specific titles and many different versions of any given story. For example, HAMLET, a high school staple, is on the wish list, but you will find it in its original form, in the “No Fear Shakespeare” edition which includes a modern translation and in manga form for reluctant readers. Both versions of OMNIVORE’S DILEMMA are here as well as FAST FOOD NATION and THE WEATHERMAKERS. Very nearly every book in the Scientists in the Field series is listed as well as SAT study guides. Ballou has students who read on a fifth grade level and those who are in college prep courses. The range is wide, the interests varied and the need is tremendous. They want street lit and manga as well as nonfiction on nutrition, geography, history and more. They want a ton of poetry and drama with very specific authors in mind. They want graphic novels. They want Arthur C. Clark, Douglas Adams and Ray Bradbury. They want Neil Gaiman, Sherman Alexie, Nikki Grimes and John Green; vampires and romance and humor. Hundreds of books to fill empty shelves; they want hundreds and hundreds of books.

We’re going to make that happen.

For those of you who have been with us before, the drill has been streamlined a bit (thanks to Greg Pincus!) Here is the direct link to the wish list at Powells. (And if you want to share it: http://bit.ly/GLWBookFair)

The Ballou Sr High School list will open with 900 books to choose from. You can view them by title or author (don’t be afraid if it looks like a series book is missing - sometimes they have co-authors listed by the publisher - this happens with Neil Gaiman a lot - but I promise they are all there or will show up as the series is purchased). We have a mix of paper and hardcover for a reason - obviously hardcovers will last the longest in a library but we wanted to be sure that folks with any size budget can contribute. There are books ranging in price from $2.98 to $60 - and many many titles with excellent sale prices. Many of the paperbacks will be used in classrooms or could even end up as awards for worthy students. Regardless, all will be read, all will be appreciated and all will be valued and we really can’t ask for more than that.

It is perfectly fine to purchase used copies of a book (more bang for your buck) but please check and make sure the book is in “standard” used condition and not “student owned” (you will have to click on the title and leave the wish list to check this). The “student owned” copies are very cheap for a reason - they are written in and thus not a good choice for this effort.

Once you have made your selections head to “checkout” and you will be prompted to inform Powells if the books were indeed bought from the wishlist. This lets the store know to mark them as “purchased” on the list. After that you need to provide your credit card info and also fill in the shipping address. Here is where the books are going to:

Melissa Jackson, LIBRARIAN
Ballou Senior High School
3401 Fourth Street SE
Washington DC 20032
(202) 645-3400


It’s very important that you get Melissa’s name and title in there - she is not the only Jackson (or Melissa) at the school and we want to make sure the books get to the library.

After all that you buy the books and you’re done! Please head back over here when you get a chance though and leave a comment letting us know who you are, where you’re from and what you bought. Starting tomorrow I will have a continuously updated post listing everyone’s purchases so we can see the books flying their way to our nation’s capitol. I’ll be in constant touch with Melissa too so I can let you all know how things go on her end. The book fair will run until Friday, May 20th and we'll keep you updated on things even after it shuts down. (Hopefully as a sellout.)

As always, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all your dollars spent on books and your time spent blogging, tweeting and emailing about the book fair. This is a labor of love for all of us - it’s a way to give back to the world some of what books and libraries have given to each of us. This is how we make our mark, one kid at a time, one book at a time, one tiny miracle when it all comes together.

You guys are awesome; now please help us show Ballou Senior High just how powerful the written word can be.


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95 comments:

Leila the Great said...

Leila in Maine (AKA Bookshelves of Doom), and I just sent along Rot and Ruin and Story of a Girl.

Becker said...

Hooray for connecting kids with books! I sent Ash/Lo, Hero/Moore, My Most Excellent Year/Kluger, and Grayson/Cox. I hope all the books on the list get sent! Becker in Denver.

Kelly J. said...

kelly in wisconsin (aka: stackedbooks.blogspot.com) and I just sent Uglies and The Killer's Cousin.

Little Willow said...

Thank you, Colleen, for your generosity! I'm sure that Ballou will be soon inundated with books. :)

lmgrimes said...

Morgan in DC just sent The Pluto Files, Unwind and Good-bye, Chunky Rice.

AlisonG said...

Is it okay to send books I own directly to the school if I let you know to take them off the list?

I'm liquidating my book collection and would love to send some to Ballou. (I have the Dark Materials box set, for example).

Colleen said...

Please send Melissa an email directly and ask her about shipping the titles, Alison:



We will likely leave the titles on the list though - just so they have multiple copies (esp of something as popular as His Dark Materials!)

YNL said...

Every library needs graphic novels about the Greek gods! And every DC library needs as many books about Tupac as possible. Thanks for making Melissa's list known to us!
:paula

Stephanie Perkins said...

Thank you for doing this again! I'm Stephanie Perkins, and I'm from North Carolina. I just sent:

John Henry Days
Lips Touch Three Times
Girlbomb: A Halfway Homeless Memoir
Does My Head Look Big In This?
Step to This (So for Real Novels)
It Gets Better Signed Edition
Chew on This: Everything You Don't Want to Know about Fast Food (2 copies)

Heather said...

Heather from New York City (littlecabbage.com)

I just sent the following:
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams)
The Princess Bride: (William Goldman)
Looking for Alaska: (John Green)
The Golden Compass (Philip Pullman)
The Westing Game (Ellen Raskin)

Thanks for allowing me to share some of my favorites with some kids who deserve to read them.

Andrea - Gamer Wife said...

Andrea and Paul from Janesville, WI just sent Hamlet (No Fear Shakespeare Illustrated) and Y: The Last Man, vol. 1!

Jenna said...

I just bought John Green's Paper Towns and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Other Stories by Robert Louis Stevenson. The lack of books in this library astounds me, I couldn't sit idle. =(

Jodie said...

Fabulous project (as it is every year). I'm Jodie, in the UK and just ordered:

Chameleon
A Short History of Nearly Everything
Empress of the World and The Rules for Hearts
S.E.X: Progressive Sexuality Guide (Edition 7)
Othello (Sparknotes No Fear)
The Merchant of Venice (Sparknotes No Fear)
The Color Purple
a la Carte
A Wish After Midnight
No Girls Allowed

a_hoffman79 said...

Thanks, Guys Lit Wire, for organizing this wonderful project again! I never have so much fun buying books as when I buy them for this project each year. I just purchased the following:


Speak
Marcelo in the Real World
Maus, A Survivor's Tale, Book I: My Father Bleeds History
Maus, A Survivor's Tale II: And Here My Troubles Began
S.E.X.: The All-You-Need-To-Know Progressive Sexuality Guide to Get You Through High School and College
Othello (Sparknotes No Fear Shakespeare) - Study Notes
Othello (New Folger Library Shakespeare)
A Field Guide to Insects: America North of Mexico (Peterson Field Guides)
The Reel Truth: Everything You Didn't Know You Need to Know about Making Independent Films/Movies

Best,
Angela H.
Knoxville, TN

Jennifer R. Hubbard said...

Jennifer from Philadelphia

I look forward to these book fairs!

I chose REEL (about independent film-making) and LIAR

tracyworld said...

Thank you for doing this again!

Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott;
Like Sisters on the Homefront by Rita Williams-garcia;
Sixties Trilogy #01: Countdown by Deborah Wiles;
Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire;

Tracy from Colorado

Nephele Tempest said...

Just sent along the following:

Pride and Prejudice
In the Time of the Butterflies
Howl's Moving Castle
Murder in the Cathedral
Starship Troopers
M Is for Magic: Stories
The Endless Steppe: Growing Up in Siberia
The Historian: A Novel


I think this is such a wonderful thing you do, and I'm so glad to participate each year. Continued success!

Nephele from Pasadena

Tammy said...

I'm Tammy from Connecticut and I just sent two of my favorite YA's. The Perks of Being a Wallflower and The Fortunes of Indigo Skye.

Kristi said...

I'm Kristi in Illinois and I just ordered:

The Frog Scientist by Pamela S. Turner
Shine, Coconut Moon by Neesha Meminger
The Stuff of Life by Mark Schultz

This is a great project, and I'll definitely spread the word!

Robin said...

Robin in Virginia. I just sent Bellwether (Connie Willis), Dreams From My Father (Barack Obama), and Dramarama (E. Lockhart).

I donated a box of books a couple weeks ago, as a kid in my neighborhood who'd read the Post article was collecting. I tried to make it books high schoolers would like, a combination of classics and YA and nonfiction. But I love that you're doing a bookfair with the wishlist of the school librarian so the school can get exactly the books she thinks the kids will like/need!

Daisy Whitney said...

I'm Daisy Whitney and I sent Lord of the Flies, A Separate Peace and Filmmaking for Teens.

Katherine said...

Just ordered three books from Moab, UT after seeing this posted in Kelly J.'s stackedbooks blog.

jsetrum said...

I'm Julie from Saint Cloud, MN. Thanks to Leila at Bookshelves of Doom, I'm sending Small Steps, Greenwitch and How to Ditch your Fairy .

Ann Elizabeth said...

Ann in Spokane- MFA student, woohoo!! I bought them A Passion for Mars: Intrepid Explorers of the Red Planet, because I have a background in science (despite doing creative writing now), and the reviews say it's well written. Yay reading!!!

Jenny Davidson said...

Jenny Davidson, NYC: Connie Willis's Doomsday Book, Jay-Z's Decoded. Thanks for organizing - it is a great thing to do!

Kristen said...

Thanks for sharing this guys! I just ordered the following for her library:

American Gods by Neil Gaiman
The Coyote Road by Ellen Datlow
A Girl Named Disaster by Nancy Farmer
Into the Wild by John Krakuer

This is Kristen from Illinois (Elementary Librarian!)

Rachel said...

What a great project! I'm Rachel in Salt Lake City, Utah. Just sent East of Eden by John Steinbeck and The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner.

--jenna said...

Books for libraries. What's not to love? I just sent Pretty Monsters by Kelly Link. Jenna from Bugigangas in Rio de Janeiro.

biblauragraphy said...

I was excited to give three books that I love dearly - The Rock and the River, Yummy, and The Soul of Baseball. Thanks again for organizing this amazing project.

LinWash said...

Is there an e-mail address for the librarian at this high school?

aquafortis said...

LinWash: Yes - she can be contacted at melissa.jackson (at) dc (dot) gov

Sara Z. said...

My buys - I Am the Cheese, and Stephen King's On Writing

jennytorressanchez.com said...

Hi, I'm Jenny from Orlando and I just sent Night by Elie Wiesel and Hole in My Life by JacK Gantos.

mlgm said...

Calling in from Madison WI I sent:

Catalyst

A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier

Al Capone Does My Shirts

Life in the Wild

An Inconvenient Truth: The Planetary Emergency of Global Warming and What We Can Do About It

Charles and Emma: The Darwins' Leap of Faith

Annie John

All the Wrong People Have Self-Esteem: An Inappropriate Book for Young Ladies Or, Frankly Anybody Else

His Majesty's Dragon

I hope someone else sends the rest of the Temerarie series. I love those books and wouldn't want to leave the kids hanging.

Heather said...

Heather in MS. Between my friend and I we got the Hunger Games series. Couldn't leave them with only part of it. :)

YA Bibliophile said...

Heidi (YA Bibliophile) in Wisconsin donated Clockwork Angel, Tithe, and The Forest of Hands and Teeth

Gwen Hayes said...

Gwen Hayes in Washington just sent the Manga Shakespeare because how cool is that?

Gwen Hayes said...

I never got a message about confirming for wish list, though. So I'm not sure if it was tallied against list or not.

Colleen said...

Gwen - just sent you an email - can you tell me what books you bought and I'll tag them as "purchased".

Thanks!

Sarah Rettger said...

Sarah in Boston just sent Apollo Thirteen, The Hemingses of Monticello (because I'm rereading it right now and it's so wonderful), and Having Our Say.

C said...

Hi, I'm Clara from California (mavieenprose on Twitter), and I purchased Aimee Bender's The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake and Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett's Good Omens.

I was waiting to get my paycheck to order and I'm so glad it finally came in time to purchase books from my favorite writers. =) I'm a MFA student and I posted about the Book Fair on Facebook, so hopefully my writing and literature-appreciating friends will be moved to help out.

Grazianohmygod said...

Just sent a second copy of the Autobiography of Malcolm X as well as Makes Me Wanna Holler by Nathan McCall

Nora said...

NG from Boston has sent:
A Summer Life, A Midsummer Night's Dream (Manga), Pretties, Whale Talk, Zombies vs. Unicorns, Briar Rose, Black Betty, It.

Leila the Great said...

It! Manga Shakespeare! Woo, thanks, NG!

Rachel said...

Rachel from Utah again -- just sent Queen of Attolia, the Dark is Rising and Over Sea, Under Stone. There are still more books in that series, though!

Tricia said...

Woohoo! I always love these projects. Today I sent off:
-BASHER PLANET EARTH: WHAT PLANET ARE YOU ON?
-FRANKENSTEIN
-HIROSHIMA
-HOW THE GARCIA GIRLS LOST THEIR -ONCE A WOLF: HOW WILDLIFE BIOLOGISTS FOUGHT TO BRING BACK THE GRAY WOLF
-THE PERIODIC TABLE: ELEMENTS WITH STYLE
-SO LONG & THANKS FOR ALL THE FISH

Karen E. said...

Great work -- sending them:
The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter
Hamlet
The Cartoon Guide to Genetics
When You Reach Me

Rasco from RIF said...

RIF has proudly just placed an order for this school in our home city, the city where we were founded. Normally we serve the high schools in DC by purchasing for them the citywide book read but that was not done in DC this year. We are delighted then to help Ballou which as we know from visits there sincerely needs this help...thank you Guys Lit Wire!

jane said...

This is a most worthy effort, glad to help a little!

I am sending:
Desert Solitaire
The Misfits
Habibi

de Pizan said...

from Oregon:
As You Like It
Walking to the the Bus-Rider Blues
Journey to Jo-Burg

Sara said...

This gets more fun every year. Today, I sent:

Admission Matters: What Students and Parents Need to Know about Getting Into College

As You Like It

A Bone from a Dry Sea

The Cartoon Guide to Physics

Fences: A Play (2 copies)

The Left Hand of Darkness

Mythbusters Science Fair Book

Wake Up Our Souls: A Celebration of Black American Artists

What Have You Lost?

Zel

I live near the library, so let me know if I can assist with anything.

Christine Fletcher said...

Love the Book Fair! I just bought Animal Life, from the American Museum of Natural History. I had a book like this when I was a kid and it hooked me on how fascinating animals are. Grew up to be a veterinarian (and a writer!)

Thanks for all the hard work putting this together.

Andrea said...

Just sent from CT:

The Book Thief
T-Minus
Glass
Frankie Landau-Banks

Good luck!

otterb said...

Betsy in Maryland, and I just sent The Empress's Tomb: Kiki Strike, How to Draw Cars Like a Pro, The Kaufman Field Guide to Birds of North America, and You Can't Read This: Forbidden Books, Lost Writing, Mistranslations, and Codes.

Wish I could send more...

Lillian said...

Just sent:
Swordspoint
Silver on the Tree
The Grey King
War For the Oaks

I'll check back after I get paid and see if there's anything left to send.

Ginger said...

Surfing my friendslist, found this linked, and since I have an account at Powell's I ordered:

Hikaru No Go #05: Hikaru No Go
The Elements: A Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in th
As You Like It (Everyman Paperback Classics)

grrlpup said...

Holly Hein (aka grrlpup) from Portland, Oregon-- bought Chris Crutcher's Whale Talk. I love Powell's, Chris Crutcher, and this project, so triple win! :)

Space Station Mir said...

Miriam from Maryland.

I just sent Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld.

Thanks for doing this!

Sarah Darer Littman said...

I just sent Fahrenheit 451 and Stolen Voices: Young People's War Diaries, from World War I to Iraq.

Julia said...

From one school librarian to another- please enjoy Copper Sun and Staying Fat for Sara Byrnes.

Kimberly said...

Just sent:
The Bean Trees
Cry the Beloved Country
Mountains Beyond Mountains
Gather Together in My Name
Food Inc
and
Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories

I got a little carried away, but I love this project and was happy for the opportunity to participate!
Kim in Portland

Amanda said...

Awesome, awesome project! I just sent The Dogs Who Found Me by Ken Foster

Amanda
A Patchwork of Books (www.apatchworkofbooks.com)
Northern VA

Robin said...

I added my comment to the wrong post yesterday.

I sent some more:
Hamlet
Kiss My Math: Showing Pre-Algebra Who's Boss (Danica McKellar)
The Official Study Guide for All SAT Subjects
One Crazy Summer (Rita Williams-Garcia)
The Piano Lesson (August Wilson)
Rules of the Road (Joan Bauer)
The Time Traveler's Wife (Audrey Niffenegger)
The Wednesday Wars (Gary D. Schmidt)
-Robin from Virginia

Mary Ann said...

Mary Ann from Eureka, CA. I just sent Life of Pi and Some Girls Are.

Jacqueline said...

Jacqueline from Dundee Scotlan here. I sent Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett. You can never go wrong with a spot of Pratchett. Such a great idea and very well organised. A pat on the back for you guys!

Dine said...

Dine from Portland OR - this is a great thing - I wish I could have done more, but I just ordered 6 books from the list:
Call of the Wild
Estrella's Quinceanera
Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist
The Skin I'm In
Mythbusters: the Explosive Truth ...
Silent Night: The Story of the WWI Christmas Truce

Erin said...

This is Erin from DC (as a former public school librarian, I'm super-happy to see GLW showing some love to the under-resourced schools in my city--also I've met Ms. Jackson and she rocks)

I sent The Iron Thorn, Rikers High, Shortie Like Mine, and Teenage Love Affair--and I challenge somebody to buy a street lit title that hasn't been purchased off the list yet!

Jenny J. said...

On its way from the Chicago area: The Sandman #01: Preludes and Nocturnes

The Sandman had a tremendous impact on me when I was a teenager, and I'm so happy to have the opportunity to share it with the students at Ballou!

Jenny

aquafortis said...

From Modesto, CA:

Boneshaker
Zen in the Art of Writing
Mare's War

Diandra Mae said...

Illustrator from Houston, TX. I just sent in Color of Magic because all kids should experience the magic of Terry Pratchett's Discworld.

Seren said...

From Laurel, MD, sending you two of my favorites! Coraline, and The Amazing Adventures of Cavalier and Clay. Hooray! And thanks for organizing this!

chamekke said...

I'm in Victoria, Canada, and heard about this wonderful project via my friend Draycevixen on her LiveJournal blog. Have just ordered/sent:

Briar Rose by Jane Yolen
Spindle's End by Robin McKinley
Picture This by Lynda Barry

Eugene said...

From Philadelphia, PA, I ordered The Dead Tossed Waves by Carrie Ryan, The Green Glass Sea by Ellen Klages, and Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld. I hope someone else will order Behemoth for them, because the first book ends on a heck of a cliffhanger!

Thanks for organizing this. I was practically raised by my local public library and school library, and I can't imagine who I would have become without them.

campbele said...

I just sent Hikaru No Go #06 and Chess Rumble. That was fun!

Andromeda Jazmon said...

I just got them Nineteen Varieties of Gazelle and Tears of the Tiger. Thanks for organizing this! It's great to share two of my favorite books!!

ka1axy said...
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ka1axy said...

I just bought them:
The Rose That Grew from Concrete
A Really Short History of Nearly Everything
My People
Tracking Trash: Flotsam, Jetsam, and the Science of Ocean Motion

Because everybody should have access to a good library, and librarians are wonderful people.

Peter in MA

Getthebubbles said...

Lori in FL - I sent a copy of A Field Guide to Atlantic Coast Fishes: North America (Peterson Field Guides)

I remember looking through the pages of field guides as a kid and wondering how the world has so many different beautiful things in it.

jonathan said...

Jonathan from Tribune, KS (and GeekDad)

Grendel by John Gardner
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
The Hound of the Baskervilles (graphic novel) by Arthur Conan Doyle
Jabberwocky (picture book) by Lewis Carroll
So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish by Douglas Adams
The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke

Tara said...
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Tara said...

Here There Be Monsters, by Harvey Newquist
Matthew A. Henson's Historic Arctic Journey, by Matthew Henson
Notes from No Man's Land, by Eula Biss
On Writing, by Stephen King
Paleo Bugs, by Timothy J. Bradley

I'm a DC Native, so I'm happy to see Ballou getting some love from the internets!

michele said...

I sent:
Forge
Laurie Halse Anderson

Liberty or Death: The Surprising Story of Runaway Slaves Who Sided with the British During the American Revolution
Margaret Whit Blair

Shiver
Maggie Stiefvater

William Shakespeare: His Life and Times
Ari Berk

Great, great project!

Jenny Schwartzberg said...

I sent Susan Cooper's The Dark is Rising, and Megan Whalen Turner's A Conspiracy of Kings. That should complete the school's sets. I always hated having to track down a book to complete reading a series. This is such a great thing you do every year! You go, guys!!!

Jeanmarie Anaya said...

I sent New Moon, Eclipse, and breaking Dawn from the Twilight series....because for Pete's sake it's practically illegal for a library used by teens to NOT have those books.

Thanks for organizing this! feels good to help out.

lgburns said...

Late to the party, but I posted the link on my FB pages this week, and also ordered THE HIVE DETECTIVES (of course) and THE RACE TO SAVE THE LORD GOD BIRD.

Well done, Guys Lit Wire.

Loree Griffin Burns
www.loreeburns.com

elswhere said...

Els in Burnaby, BC. Ordered DOING IT RIGHT and WELCOME TO BORDERTOWN.

Thank you so much for organizing this; I'm a former school librarian and am really happy to have the chance to help another library.

Caroline said...

I just sent Emma and Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, I, Robot by Isaac Asimov, Persepolis 2 by Marjane Satrapi, and The Omnivore's Dilemma for Kids by Michael Pollan.

Angel - Having a Nemesis said...

My husband and I picked out a selection of titles together in memory of a wonderful family friend who passed away recently (he was a retired teacher/poet/author/activist for libraries/historian/jack of all trades), and we couldn't think of a better way to express our gratitude for his life than with a donation of books he would have loved.

Atonement
Black Powder War
Empire of Ivory
Victory of Eagles
Born Confused
Cover-up: Mystery at the Superbowl
The Lovely Bones
Shipwrecks, Monsters, and Mysteries of the Great Lakes
The Weather Makers
Whaling Season
Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague

Fay said...

GIFTS (Giving Individuals a Future to Succeed) Club from Shanghai American School in Shanghai, China has sent new copies of:
Shakespeare: The World as Stage, The Discworld Graphic Novels: The Colour of Magic & the Light Fantastic, Hikaru No Go #04, Buried Onions, The Autobiography of Malcolm X, The Highwayman (Visions in Poetry), Casey at the Bat (Visions in Poetry), The Secret Life of Bees, The Stories of Ray Bradbury, White Butterfly: An Easy Rawlins Mystery, Zoe's Tale, Pearl (Penguin Great Books of the 20th Century), Math Doesn't Suck: How to Survive Middle-School Math Without Losing Your Mind or Breaking a Nail, Prehistoric Life: The Definitive Visual History of Life on Earth, What My Mother Doesn't Know, Beloved, Swimming to Antarctica, Pact: Three Young Men Make a Promise and Fulfill a Dream, Stuck in Neutral.
Our high school club raises funds for various library projects here in China and we wanted to help your cause as well. Good luck, Ballou!

Cat said...

Cat from Ottawa, Canada, and I just sent Climate Change (Groundwork Guides), Flygirl, The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven, and Tips on Having a Gay (Ex) Boyfriend.

Also, I heard about this via Martha Wells.

Lindley said...

Lindley in Virginia. Thanks so much for publicizing this. I sent:

American Shaolin: Flying Kicks, Buddhist Monks, and the Legend of Iron Crotch: An Odyssey in the New China
Body Drama: Real Girls, Real Bodies, Real Issues, Real Answers
Book of Majors (College Board Book of Majors)
Change Has Come: An Artist Celebrates Our American Spirit
Dreadnought
Firebirds Rising: An Anthology of Original Science Fiction and Fantasy
Natural Disasters
Physics: Why Matter Matters!
Rainforest a Photographic Journey
The Voice That Challenged a Nation: Marian Anderson and the Struggle for Equal Rights

JHoward said...

Hi: I sent "Hamlet" and "The Seahorse Project (Scientists in the Field)." Thanks so much for organizing this. I live in SE DC and am glad to see a local school get a needed boost.

Gregory K. said...

I sent Harlem: A Poem and The Best Poems of the English Language. And thanks, Colleen, for organizing!

Lady said...

I came back to add a few more in the final stages (let's sell this list out!) (Jodie from the UK):

Bluesman - Rob Vollmar
Camo Girl - Kekla Magoon
Counting Coup: A True Story of Basketball and Honour at Little Bighorn - Larry Colton
Life Lines: Creating Memory Art to Chronicle Your Personal Connections - Carol Wingert
Medea and Other Plays - Euripides
Travel Team - Mike Lupica
A Cartoon Prehistory of Life Before Dinosaurs - Hannah Bonner

Scrolling down that list and seeing all the fulfilled signs is just awesome.

Erin said...

Hi!

Erin from DC again!

I had to make one more pass through and buy:

City of Glass
City of Fallen Angels
Democracy
It's All Good