12.14.2011

The "Adult List"

Do you have a shelf full of New York Times best-sellers? Oprah's Book Club favorites? Many of these books are perfect for our high school students! Think "The Help"... "Sarah's Key"... the "Game of Thrones" series... Jodi Picoult. These are books high school students want to - and will - read.

Media Specialists and a few Clarke Central teachers have offered to help us develop a list. For now, here's an example you can use as a guideline when considering donating books:

James Patterson - YES! His Alex Cross & Women's Murder Club series do feature psychopathic criminals, but they aren't explicitly, excessively sexual or violent.

Stieg Larsson - NO. His "Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" series features explicit rape, abuse, and mutilation of women.

We'd love to have your best-sellers to share with our high school students. The Media Specialists and teachers have offered to help us sort through them. If we receive titles we can't use, we will hold them for our next book sale.

Clear off your shelves and drop your books off at City Salon. We'll find new homes for your books, with students who would love to own them.

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