If you have any young adult or middle grade (children’s) books in good condition, you can help create a school library by mailing them to the address at the bottom of this post.
If you don’t have any books, please consider linking to this 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 Rachel spoke 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. Rachel will put up some photos of the library which you helped create, when it launches.
Please send books there. 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 think you’ll send something, please comment here, so Rachel can give Mr. Nartey a heads-up to expect some packages.