August 23rd, 2012

Blue Crush start again

[books] Book Drive to Help a Compton School Library

rachel_manija is holding a book drive to help a Compton school build a library of young adult or middle grade books.

From her post:

Books with Latino/Latina or African-American protagonists would probably be especially appreciated, as that describes most of the students. The students also love manga and other comics, and were hugely excited when I donated some. Many students can read Spanish, and some primarily read Spanish. Other than that, send anything - fiction or nonfiction.

Lifeline Education Charter School is in a low income area, and textbooks are so expensive that they can't afford to buy other books. Mr. Obed Nartey, with whom I had a lovely talk at the school the other day, is creating a new library/computer lab for the students. He is also starting a book club.

Students are already excited about this... but they need something to read. Please help them out, if you can. I will put up some photos of the library which you helped create, when it launches.

Please send books here. Media mail is the cheapest way to mail books.

Attn: Mr. Obed Nartey
Lifeline Education Charter School
225 South Santa Fe
Compton, CA 90221

If you send stuff, please comment at her post so she can let Mr. Nartey know.

I'm actually pulling books to get rid of anyway right now, but I don't know that I'll have many young adult books go out (those are the ones I tend to love and keep). However, I'm hitting up the bookstore to grab some books for them. Books are wonderful, and amazing, and I wish my high school library had been better stocked with a wide variety of fiction.

I love putting together book packages. I love it. This is one of the things I miss most about working at the bookstore.

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