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Ballou Book Fair

In a giving mood? Want to help fill a high school library with books galore? Check out the Holiday Wish List for Ballou High School! As set up by the ever-supportive Colleen at GuysLitWire, the Book Fair Wish List has a ton of books just ripe for the picking and donating. As Colleen posted:

[L]ibrarian Melissa Jackson at Ballou Sr High School in Washington DC has done an amazing job over the past few years of taking her school library from less than one book for each student to a ratio now of more than five. She will be moving into a modern library and media center next fall when the new Ballou High School is opened.

Feel free to check out the list at your leisure and make your selections. While we prefer new, it is perfectly fine to purchase used copies of a book (more bang for your buck), but make sure the book is in "standard" used condition and not "student owned"...Once you have made your selections head to "checkout" and you will be prompted to inform Powells if the books were indeed bought from the wishlist. This lets the store know to mark them as "purchased" on the list. After that you need to provide your credit card info and also fill in the shipping address.

Melissa Jackson, LIBRARIAN
Ballou Senior High School
3401 Fourth Street SE
Washington DC 20032
(202) 645-3400

It's very important that you get Melissa's name and title in there - she is not the only Jackson (or Melissa) at the school and we want to make sure the books get to the library.

The Book Fair will be open for 2 weeks, through December 11th. Spread the word!

Also check out Ballou's We Read! Reading Initiative, which includes a pledge to read five books by April. Again, in Colleen's words: If you want to show your support of Ballou's efforts to get teens reading, then print out the pledge, sign it and send a picture holding it up to Melissa via instagram or on their facebook page. You can even send a tweet letting her know you promise to read books in support of Ballou.

Click here to learn more!

Tags: books, guyslitwire

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