Donate a Book to Massachusetts Department of Youth Services 2017

Last year, during Notes from the Field, our audiences helped us collect 100 books for the Massachusetts Department of Youth Services. In collaboration with the literary works on our stage this December—adaptations of Jane Austen’s Sense & Sensibility and E. B. White’s Charlotte’s Web—we are again partnering with the Massachusetts Department of Youth Services for a December Book Drive.

All donations will be used to provide youth involved in the juvenile justice system with quality, engaging books designed to foster an interest in reading and the development of practical skills. By expanding the reading materials available to these youth, we help them envision a world bigger and richer than their current circumstances and equip them for a life of learning.

We appreciate donations from the list below, a list created from student requests and educator input. The requested high-interest books are ones that will engage, educate, and entertain the youth—which is why any of us read, is it not? Thank you for your support!

Anderson, Laurie Halse – Twisted 
Andrews,V. C. – Flores en el ático
Arthus-Bertrand, Yann – The New Earth from Above: 365 Days
Betts, R. Dwayne – A Question of Freedom
Brady, Tom – TB-12 Method
Charlamagne Tha God – Black Privilege
Canfield, Jack, Hansen, Mark Victor, and Lagana, Tom – Chicken Soup for the Prisoner’s Soul
Coates, Ta-Nehisi – Between the World and Me Donation Received
Coates, Ta-Nehisi – We Were Eight Years in Power Donation Received
Crawford, Saffi and Sullivan, Geraldine – The Power of Birthdays, Stars & Numbers
Daniels, Babygirl – 16½ on the Block
Davidson, Dana – Played
D.C. Comics – all series, including titles from The New 52 relaunch
DeVorkin, David H. and Smith, Robert – Hubble: Imagining Space and Time
Douglas, Ashanti – Foolish/Unfoolish
E – F
Fradkin, Barbara – Evil Behind that Door
Franco, Betsy – Falling Hard
Frisch, Aaron – NBA Champions: New York Knicks
Ganter, Christoph – Graffiti School Donation Received
Gilbert, Kelly Loy – Conviction Donation Received
Galdwell, Malcolm – The Tipping Point Donation Received
Gladwell, Malcolm – Blink Donation Received
Gladwell, Malcolm – What the Dog Saw Donation Received
Gladwell, Malcolm – David and Goliath Donation Received
Griffin, Paul – Burning Blue
Griffin, Paul – Ten Mile River
Grant, Christopher – Teenie
Harrison, Blake, Rappaport, Alexander and Mulready, Ann Marie – Flocabulary: The Hip-Hop Approach to SAT-Level Vocabulary Building
Hart, Kevin – I Can’t Make This Up Donation Received
Holmes, Catherine – Drawing Dimension: Shading Techniques
Holmes, Catherine – How to Draw Cool Stuff: A Drawing Guide for Teachers and Students
Holmes, Catherine – How to Draw Cool Stuff: Shading, Textures and Optical Illustions
Horowtiz, Anthony – Alex Rider series: Stormbreaker, Point Blank, Skeleton Key, Eagle Strike, Scorpia, Ark Angel, Snakehead, Crocodile tears, Scorpia Rising, Russian Roulette, Never Say Die
J – K
Joseph, Jamal – Panther Baby
Keogh, Sian – Show Me the Money!
LeFlore, Lyah and Warfield, DL – The World Is Mine
Lu, Marie – Legend trilogy: Legend, Prodigy, Champion Donation Received
Machen, Arthur – El gran dios Pan y otros relatos de terror (Spanish)
Maldonado, Torrey – Secret Saturdays
Marvel Comics – all series, including Miles Morales: The Ultimate Spider-Man
Masters, Jarvis Jay – That Bird Has My Wings
Masters, Jarvis Jay – Finding Freedom
McGruder, Aaron – Fresh For ’01… You Suckas
Meyer, Stephanie –  Eclipse (Spanish)
Meyer, Stephanie – Luna nueva (Spanish) Donation Received
Myers, Walter Dean – On A Clear Day
N – P
Neri, G. – Knockout Games
Osborne, Ben – SLAM Kicks: Basketball Sneakers that Changed the Game
Perkins-Hazuka, Christine, Hazuka, Tom and Budman, Mark – Sudden Flash Youth
Robbins, Tony – Unlmited Power
Ross, Mark C. and Reesor, David – Predator: Life and Death in the African Bush
Saddleback Educational Publishing – Hip-Hop Biographies series: Chris Brown, Drake, Lil Wayne, Pharell, Rihanna, 50 Cent
Salmansohn, Karen – The Bounce Back Book
Schwartz, Alvin – Historias de miedo: Relatos aterradores para helarte la sangre (Spanish)
Shan, Darren – Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant
Shusterman, Neal – Unwind Dystology series: Unwind, UnWholly, UnSouled, UnDivided, UnBound
Simmons, Russell and Morrow, Chris – Do You!
Simon, Charnan – Plan B
Stevenson, Bryan – Just Mercy Donation Received
Stone, Nic – Dear Martin Donation Received