Monday, March 28, 2011

My Wish List

  • The Dedicated Ex-Prisoner's Guide to Life and Success on the Outside: 10 Rules for Making It in Society After Doing Time. Richard Bovan
  • Getting Out & Staying Out: A Black Man's Guide to Success After Prison, Demico Boothe
  • Cooked: From the Streets to the Stove, from Cocaine to Foie Gras. Jeff Henderson
  • Eager Street: A Life on the Corner and Behind Bars. Arlando "Tray" Jones
  • Best Jobs for Ex-Offenders: 101 Opportunities to Jump-Start Your New Life. Ron Krannich
  • Chicken Soup for the Prisoner's Soul: 101 Stories to Open the Heart and Rekindle the Spirit of Hope, Healing and Forgiveness (Chicken Soup for the Soul) [. Tom Lagana

African American topics
  • Africa: Mother of Western Civilization (African-American Heritage Series)Yosef ben-Jochannan.  (Any book by this author)
  • Selected Writings and Speeches of Marcus Garvey Marcus Garvey
  • As Nature Leads: An Informal Discussion of the Reason Why Negro and Caucasian Are Mixing in Spite of Opposition. J. A. Roger
  • E. Ethelbert Miller-  Any poetry book by this author
  • Rogers, A. J.  Any book by this author 
  • They Came Before Columbus: The African Presence in Ancient Americ. Ivan Van Sertima
Self Exploration/psychology
  • Beyond Anger: A Guide for Men: How to Free Yourself from the Grip of Anger and Get More Out of Life. Thomas J. Harbin
Books from the Jist catalog


Antero said...

This is Antero Pietila. I'll be happy to donate five copies of "Not in My Neighborhood: How Bigotry Shaped a Great American City." Pls go to my web site and send me a message outlining how to do this.

Anonymous said...

Thanks. Will go to the web site. Would love to have a book discussion since I tell so many persons about this book. Sure many of the inmates are from this area.

Antero said...

I'll be happy to do a discussion. I'm around.

NickiNicole said...
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Nicole said...

Is this wish list still current? I'd like to make a donation and I imagine you have gotten a lot of interest due to the post and npr pieces.

Peggy said...

Hi Nicole

Yes, the wish list is still good. I have 23 institutions and 23,000 inmates so it will take a long time to get all my desired titles. Most donors give fiction titles.