Last week was a whirlwind for me, but now that I'm back and catching up on stuff, I want to jump on board and point people to the awesome efforts of Guys Lit Wire, Readergirlz, YALSA, and If I Can Read, I Can Do Anything.
They are trying to get a bunch of books to two schools for Native Americans - Ojo Encino Day School and Alchesay High School.
Please read THIS POST over at Guys Lit Wire, and consider helping out somehow. You have until Wednesday, April 20th and get on board!! I'm doing what I can by sending some of my own books, since I still have a few author copies laying around. Here are the instructions, if you'd like to buy a book or two or fifty, which I'm copying from the original Guys Lit Wire post.
"There are wish lists set up for each school on the powells.com site. Once there, click on "wish list" up in the upper right corner. From there you will be prompted for the email address of the list owner. Type in "firstname.lastname@example.org". You will then be given the choice to select either Ojo Encino or Alchesay.
After you are done shopping, and ready to make your purchase, you will be asked to confirm that you are buying books for a certain wishlist. Checking those boxes will keep the lists up to date and prevent books from appearing as unsold even after they were purchased. Now all you have to do is enter the mailing addresses, and here they are:
Ojo Encino Day School Librarian
HCR 79 Box 7C
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Alchesay High School
200 Falcon Way
Whiteriver, AZ 85941
If you'd like to send something other than what's on the list, please send an e-mail to GUYSLITWIREATGMAILDOTCOM."
I love picturing those kids' faces as they receive boxes and boxes and BOXES of books for their libraries, after they've had nothing new to read for so long.
I really believe books can change lives. So, let's change some, shall we??