Let’s get books to our community members who are in prison, before the holidays!
I worked for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice early in my career and know how desperate the conditions can be. One of the things that can bring light into an otherwise dark situation is access to learning, research, recovery, and literature. You can make a huge difference in a person’s life by donating money, books, or volunteering for the Inside Books Project.
If you are unable to donate funds, but would like to donate books, this is a list of the books and genres that are needed. Soft cover dictionaries are ESPECIALLY IN DEMAND. You can also post books to me directly or via Amazon, if you are in another location.
Contact me if you are interested in donating books: firstname.lastname@example.org
Books most in need – All Softcover Please:
Dictionaries (our most popular request!)
African American Studies
Pulp Fiction – Thrillers, Fantasy, Westerns, and Sci-Fi
Books in Spanish
Trade Books + How To Manuals – Plumbing, Woodwork, Electrical Repair, etc.
Science and Math Textbooks
ESL – English as a Second Language
Test Prep Books – GED/SAT and Similar
Black / African American Literature
Latino Studies (Esp. Mexican History)
Native American tribes (esp. Aztec and Mayan)
Games + Puzzles
Yoga + Fitness
Psychology and Philosophy
Writing + Grammar Resources
Books we do not need :
Hardcover fiction – these books are too heavy to mail
Blank journals / composition books – these have sadly been banned
Encyclopedias – these are too heavy to mail
Books with nudity – these are banned
Wire bound books – these are banned