Thursday, August 4, 2011


In case you hadn't heard, I'm starting up a class library. Below you can see the first contributions that were made by some very wonderful people.:

Here's what this is all about:

Dear Friends,

I write to you with a request. I am building a classroom library for my 115 students in English class this year. Will you please donate books? The purpose of this library is to ignite my students’ desire to read, so that—eventually—they will become life-long readers! Right now, our classroom library is weak like clock radio speakers. First, there are more dictionaries than books. Second, many of the books are boring, old or decrepit (there are some that are boring, old and decrepit). For students who already dislike reading—in large part because they struggle with it—our library does not do much to help invest them in a culture of reading.

This is why I need your help. My students will be excited by the idea of receiving books from all over the country (many have not left Mississippi, and have no conception beyond the world of rural Mississippi). If you donated even ONE book, that would make a huge difference to my students!

The process to donate books is simple: go onto one of the following link, choose books to add to your cart and order them. For the shipping address put:

Andrew Stevens

307 ½ Weightman St.

Greenwood, MS 38930

Here’s a link to my amazon wish list, which I will continue to add to: (feel free to order books I missed or that you think my students would love!) I suggest buying books that are used because they are way less expensive. ALSO YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BUY NEW BOOKS, but can send ones that are taking up your valuable shelf space and buy a new book for yourself to replace it Yea!

Please feel free to pass this message to anyone you think would be interested.

Thanks so much for your time and for any support that you can offer to my students!


Mr. Stevens


  1. You are awesome. Way to make it happen. I sent Persepolis on account of how much I loved it. I hope it expands someone else's horizons as much as it did mine, and more importantly I hope your library flies.

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