Build a Library for Conscious Connect

For: Karlos Marshall
Dayton, OH
Organizer: Lindsey Harper
Build a Library for Conscious Connect (Karlos Marshall)
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Dear Donors, 

Our EDT 350 Course: The Foundations of Literacy Through Literature, has teamed up with the organization Conscious Connect to provide books for students in our community. The focus of this project is to provide African American literature to areas where books are not readily available for students.  

The client for this project is Conscious Connect, who helps fight illiteracy in the Dayton area and across the country. Their purpose is to end “book deserts,” or scarcity of books in urban areas by providing schools, barber shops and local communities diverse books. Our focus is to provide books specifically on African American literature that reflect the interests and needs of the students who will be reading them.  As socially active future teachers, we realize the importance of the mission of Conscious Connect. That is why we compiled a list of black literature from a variety of genres and for a variety of age groups. We have selected a collection of books that highlight African American culture, image, and everyday life in order to empower African American readers. The genres included in the list are realistic fiction, historical fiction, informational text, poetry, and fantasy. The list includes a total of 40 books, so our goal is to raise $500. 

We hope that these books will inspire the children that read them to educate themselves and do great things. Any donation will be helpful in working towards ending book deserts and providing black literature to students who are in need. 

Thank you in advance!

Maggie, Lindsey, Megan, and Nicolette

The books that will be bought from your contributions:

The Quickest Kid in Clarksville by Pat Zietlow Miller ($15)

Something Beautiful by Sharon Dennis Wyeth ($8)

The Hula-Hoopin’ Queen by Thelma Lynne Godin ($9)

This is the Rope by Jacqueline Woodson ($9)

Double Dutch by Sharon M. Draper ($8)

Ghost by Jason Reynolds ($8)

As Brave as You by Jason Reynolds ($8)

Clayton Byrd Goes Underground by Rita Williams-Garcia ($12)

The Crossover by Kwame Alexander ($13)

Drew and the Bub Daddy Showdown by Robb Armstrong ($5) 

You Must Remember This by Karen Evans ($9)  

The Broken Bike Boy and the Queen of 33rd Street by Sharon Flake ($6)

Bucking the Sarge by Christopher Curtis ($7)

He Said, She Said by Kwame Alexander ($7)

We Beat the Street: How a Friendship Pact Led to Success by Davis, Sampson, Jenkins, George and Hunt, Rameck ($8)

Foul Trouble by John Feinstein ($10)

All Different Now by Angela Johnson ($15)

Mare’s War by Tanita Davis ($10)

Fifty Cents and a Dream by Jabari Asim ($17)

Delivering Justice by Jim Haskins ($8)

Whoosh!: Lonnie Johnson's Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions by Chris Barton  ($13) 

The Man Who Built a Library by Schomburg ($14)

Preaching to the Chickens: Story of Young John Lewis  ($15)

Voice of Freedom by Carole Boston Weatherford ($18)

Prince: Singer-Songwriter, Musician, and Record Producer by David Robson ($10)

Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker by Patricia Hruby Powell ($16)

A Strong Right Arm: The Story of Mamie "Peanut" Johnson by Michelle Green ($6)

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba ($9)

Ellington Was Not a Street by Ntozake Shange ($16)

Let's Clap, Jump, Sing & Shout; Dance, Spin & Turn It Out!: Games, Songs & Stories from an African American Childhood by   Patricia C. McKissack ($24)

The Blacker the Berry by Joyce Carol Thomas ($17)

Freedom in Congo Square by Carole Boston Weatherford and R. Gregory Christie ($14)

March Books 1-3 by  Lewis, John and Aydin  ($36)

Loving vs Virginia by Patricia Hruby Powell ($16)

Rhythm Ride: A Road Trip Through the Motown Sound by Andrea Davis Pinkney  ($22)

Cendrillon by Robert D. San Souci ($16)

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