Thursday, August 19, 2010

More Shameless Begging

I am re-posting part of this from last year, because I am begging for the same thing:) BOOKS, people, Books!

As most of you know,(I've mentioned it enough!), I run a book club for teen and tween girls at a low income community center. Actually, it's a low income housing project and the community center is located at the apartments. Many of the residents are transitioning out of homelessness or other bad situations. The center is a meeting place that provides after school and summer programs for the kids, parenting classes, and meetings for those who had had alcohol or chemical dependencies. It truly is a place that fights generational poverty on all levels. You can check it out at www.cpahinc.com.


There are eight hardcore members in the book club (and a couple who show up intermittently) who love their book club and want more than anything to have it continue this year. For that I need some very special authors who are willing to give of their books. There is NO money to buy books. I had a fabulous list of authors and books last year! All sent books, some came to visit, others made a vlog and sent gifts. Out of the eight members who attended faithfully, I had three who were already readers. Now I have eight! That is HUGE!!!!The connection with the authors is key. I need that again this year! If you are an author or are someone willing to help out, please contact me. Remember, I need eight to ten of the same book and that can be a challenge!

new note: I have two girls who are old enough to join this year and are so excited! So I would say I need ten books a month. Please contact me at diddymon (at)verizon (dot)net.

9 comments:

Christine Fonseca said...

Sweet! I'll email you...

Annie said...

I have a smidge of green I can throw your way.

marperez said...

Teri,

I'll send you a complete set of my books if you send me your address.

Janette Rallison said...

I have some books I can send. What's the address?

helenlandalf said...

Teri, my first YA novel won't be out until Fall 2011, but since it's about a girl whose mom is addicted to meth, I think it might be a great choice for your book club. I'd love to donate some books and come to a meeting when my book comes out!

sandy said...

I run a book club for middle school boys...I have seven boys in it this year...so would appreciate any books that would appeal to them...I am always pleased when I can get boys at this age to be interested and invested in books and reading...
Sandy Krieg
skrieg@haverford.org

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Many of the residents are transitioning out of homelessness or other bad situations.

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