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Book Requests

Below are Amazon.com wishlists for folks behind bars. Unless otherwise noted, all books must be new, paperback, and sent directly from a major internet distributor. Make sure to select “gift registry address for _____” as the shipping address at check-out and DON’T FORGET TO INCLUDE A GIFT RECEIPT. This is a NEW POLICY instituted by prisons to try and limit the number of books being sent!
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Juana F will be released in June, 2019. Help her get prepared.

Melissa H is scheduled for release in July, 2019. Make sure she has some good books to take with her.

Miracle S is set for release August 2019. Send her some good books to take with her.

Miranda C would benefit from the Jails to Jobs guide. She is being released in July 2019.

Send Sabra W The Gift of Change by Marianne Williamson before she is released in August 2019.

Sharon S is being released in August 2019. Help send her off with some good reads.

Teresa P will be released in October 2019. Send her a workbook for successful re-entry.

Emma B will be released in November 2019. She would like to read devotionals and books on substance abuse.

Rose W will be released in August 2019. She is interested in reading about trauma and recovery.

Michelle B is requesting books about healing by Louise Hay. She is being released in October 2019.

Crystal M requests true crime reads. She is being released in March, 2020.

Danielle P will be released in March 2020. Send her Possessing the Secret of Joy by Alice Walker.

Amy R would like to read Vendetta, a novel by Iris Johansen. She will be released in September 2019.

Anna B wants to read novels by Ashley Antoinette. She will be released in December 2019.

Amanda W would like to receive puzzle book and romances. She is getting released September 2019.

Jessica Faith T wants info on getting her MBA. She will be released in September 2019

Ladonna B wants Prince Lestat by Anne Rice. She will be released in December 2019.

Natasha G wants How Poetry Saved My Life: A Hustler’s Memoir. She will be released in June 2019.

Kimberly P needs a 2019 GED study guide. She will be released June 2019.

Tracy C will be released in July 2019. She likes the outdoors, so send her Everyday Adventures: a Florida Outdoors Guide.

Crystal E will be released in August 2019. She would really love to read Spent by Antonia Crane.

Kayla F will be released in August 2019. She wants to read more about civil rights, like Sex Workers Unite: a History of the Movement from Stonewall to Slutwalk.

LaDonna P will be released in December 2019. Send her Empowering Women by Louise Hay.

Yasmin J will be released in February 2020. She would like to receive Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward.



Vera W has asked for books by Ursula K. Le Guin.

Ashley S wants to read Playing the Whore: the Work of Sex Work by Melissa Gira Grant.

Lakisha G would like to read books by Octavia Butler.

Andrea B needs some good reads!

Send Jennifer R What They Carried by Tim O’Brien.

Vanesia P would like to receive Start Where You Are, a guide to creative journaling.

Cindy Y wants to read poetry by Gwendolyn Brooks.

Maria R is interested in animal magick and working with familiars.

Ashley B likes to read self help, meditation guides, and true crime.

Anissa L would like to read Memoirs of a Prison Lawyer.

Emily R has requested books about parenting.

Jennifer H wants The Ex-Offender’s Re-entry Success Guide.

Give Robin S a copy of The Color Purple.

Alysia A really needs to read Octavia Butler.

LeeAnn F wants to read Great American Short Stories 2019.

Lucille W wants to read The Headspace Guide to Meditation and Mindfulness. She will be released in December 2020.

Catherine L wishes to read about the life of Nelson Mandela.

Rose-Maria P is looking forward to getting books by Ursula K Le Guin and other authors.

Mary K has asked for Declutter Your Mind.

Bertha M has Toni Morrison and and Maya Angelou on her list.

Send Keta J Start Where You Are: Journaling for Self-Exploration.

Teresa H is into reading self help and inspirational memoirs.

Tressy M looks forward to reading Pride and Prejudice.

Luzetha W would like to read You’ll Get through This: Hope and Help for Turbulent Times.

Lisa M wants to read the bestselling Educated: a Memoir

Wendy C would benefit from reading A Course on Miracles, by Marianne williqmwon.

Rebecca C wants thrillers, like The Girl Who Lived.

Bessie S would like books about job hunting and spirituality.

Jennifer F loves any book by Ellen Hopkins.

Nicole V needs GED study and job hunting guides.

Crystal W is asking for job hunting/career development books.

Jamie C wants addiction and recovery reading material/

Sheree Lowe is interested in yoga, Buddhism, and race in America.

Kimbelian B wants books about race in America.

Melissa D  hopes to visit Paris and London, she requests travel guides.

Courtney S loves horror novels.

Aresha H wants books about starting her own business.

Rosalind P is interested in LGBT books.

Emily P wants to read about fierce conversations and leadership.

Carly P wants to receive thrillers.

Rebecca R requests books on step work and AA.

Jandi V seeks The Power of Now and contemporary short fiction.

Kristina B requests addiction and recovery memoirs.

Jennifer P is looking for self help and some fun romance reads.

Celcelia A  requests black hair care and weightlifting books.

Ashley W loves true crime and urban romance.

Quontesha W is looking forward to receiving Kiese Laymon and other award winning writers.

Tonya R is looking forward to receiving self help books.

Abreeona B wants books by Dickens and Twain.

Danielle F likes romance and fitness reads.

Elizabeth G. especially requested books by Sylvia Plath.

Olivia E is doing some short county time and wants to read self help books

Raejon S is in prison in Georgia and they are very restrictive about books

Dayna M like to read true crime and self help books

Veronica E is passionate about romance novels and true crime

Sara E loves to read and is open to trying new authors!  Make a suggestion for her!

Julie J is interested in thrillers and romance

Celeste M is reading a lot of Tom Clancy and Michael Connelly

Crystal G is reading a lot self help and she would love some magazine subscriptions

Desiree S is into fantasy and true crime books

Brittany T is loving all the true crime books and beach reads

Crystal C is all about Victorian romance and writing letters

Daeidra D like to read light fiction

Ashley W likes to read true crime and urban fiction

Tessa R likes to read urban fiction and books about Hip Hop Culture

Kirby W has a long reading list that has a lot of various interests

Tawanda B is in Federal Prison in Florida and wants to study the law

Christine H loves to read and write to pen pals from around the world!

Caitlin P wants to read true crime and fiction

Tocorra J is going to study for her GED and read urban fiction

Tabitha M is interested in books about meditation, healing and popular fiction

Angel S is hoping for some good books to keep her mind occupied

Amanda Walsh wants to read about staying sober
Danielle F is interested in poetry.
Jennifer S is wants to read about self help and true crime
Kimberley K is interested in learning more about cooking and
Amari Carr wants to read about sobriety and parenting
Unique M loves to write letters and poems
Denise R has a passion for reading the classics and writing letters
Amber Travis wants a GED study guide because there is no room in the prison classes
Amber Cooley is interested in mindfulness and light fiction
Amy Sanford wants to read some Urban Fiction and Self Help
Amy Carlisle has a very short list because of prison restrictions
Adrien Neil is interested in reading about metaphysics, self help and eastern philosophy.  She is also a big Maggie McNeill fan!  (Release Date 10/2023)

Adama Kurneh is interested in fiction and self help
Adelita Guerrero is a fashionista who would like fashion magazine subscriptions and information about beauty industry
Alesia Seadrow is looking for communication and information about outside resources.  She likes journaling and reading science fiction.
Summer O was a stripper in Tampa and is doing time for have 20 grams of marijuana in the strip club
Judy C is interested in getting a good job when she is released in 2020.
Amy Pielluci was charged with murder when her boyfriend was killed by a client
Karen Wilkin wants to read fiction, self help and loves puzzle books
Colletia Jones is interested in reading about self help and some Urban Fiction
Amanda Strack is in North Carolina and would love some pen pals and romance books!
Alvin Moaning has an interest in writing and loves self help books on recovery
Allisia Henz wants to read fiction and loves puzzle books
Melinda Smith is an incarcerated sex worker being held in CA with no bond
Amy Highsmith likes to escape with classic literature.
Amy Fosnot likes to write and is also interested in books on mindfulness

Tina C is going to be a Florida Prison for a while and would books and pen pals

Tracey H – Reentry / General Reading schedued for release in 2020

Alexis Como – Self Help, Reentry, Urban Fiction
Alesia Murphy – Self Help, Reentry
Adama Kurneh – Self Help, Louise Hay, Coloring books and Puzzle books
Alisia Rudd – Paperback novels, self help and selt esteem
Alisha Walker – Composition books and books on creativity and art – loves fashion magazines
Alishia Williamson – James Patterson Novels and True Crime

Melissa W would love to read the self help memoir by Shonda Rhimes,

Send Jessica F suspense novels.

Patrice W has requested books by Dan Brown.

Patricia C  is interested in reading books about business start up.

Sherry E is in need of some good reads!

Adrian N is interested in books about real-estate and self-publishing.

Abigail A is requesting mysteries by James Patterson.

Send Johanna K The Red Tent by Anita Diamant.

Crystal R has requested The Great Gatsby.

Shineka S needs books on how to change habits.

Send Alicia M You Can Heal Your Life workbook by Louise Hay.

Ellaina B needs some good reads.

Melissa B needs grammar and spelling workbooks.

Kayla M wants Brothers Grimm stories.

Tiffany F wants true crime by John Douglas.

Yolinda Z would be happy to receive puzzle books.

Dana M needs job guides.

Vickie L is interested in the essays and speeches of Audre Lorde.

Robin P has asked for Their Eyes Were Watching God.

Sheila M would like to read Trusting Yourself, a guide to self-reliance.

Wanda H needs some good reads.

Help Nettie H rediscover herself in a book.

Patricia P wants to read The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath.

Vanessa P would like to read a variety of books.

Inspire Nicole S by sending her Made Out of Stars: a Journal for Self Realization.

Krista S would like to receive a general assortment of books.

Send Lisa B The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood.

Melissa F requested The Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison.

Beverly C needs some good reads!

Traci C wants to read Educated: A Memoir.

Dawn D would like to read Alice in Wonderland.

Tranekia M needs letter-writing supplies and a re-entry workbook.

Angela M would like the bestselling memoir Educated.

Lisa M wants The Alchemist by Paulo Coehlo.

Taaka A is interested in reading Leaves of Grass.

Melinda G has requested The Best American Short Stories 2018.

Megan C would like to receive The Headspace Guide about meditation.

Tenisca L needs some good reads.

Send Rosaria B The Wide Sargasso Sea.

Miranda C is interested in memoir and meditation.

Ciera T has requested Oran’s Dictionary of the Law.

Kimberly K wants books on sexuality and resume writing.

Kelley T is interested in learning more about bipolar disorder.

Shelica D is curious to learn more about becoming a real estate agent.

Batsheba E needs some good reads.

Myrlaine G God Will Use This for Good by Max Lucado.

Brigitte R has requested Good Omens by Neil Gaiman.

Send Olivia S the Autobiography of Martin Luther King Jr.

Sherry O has asked for The Power of Creativity.

Pamela L wants to read Stardust by Neil Gaiman.

Rochelle H would like to read Daughters of Destiny by Noelle Wheeler.

Nancy B want to read The Other Side of Lost.

Give Roxanne W Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl.

Send Amy S Girl Walks Out of a Bar: a Memoir.

Amanda B would like to read Far From You by Tess Sharpe.

Help Yolanda S plan for er release with Focus on the Future, a re-entry workbook.

Denise B has requested books about sewing and anxiety management.

Connie H is in search of some good reads.

Holly Elizabeth D likes the Twilight vampire books.

Angel B would like to read poems by Mary Oliver. She will be released in March 2020.

Send Katie H some good reads.

Andrea B is interested in reading The Science of Self Learning.

Beverly B is interested in journaling and pen pals.

Sue C has requested The Book of Self Care.

Send Ashley G pen pal materials.

Lift Brittaney S up by sending her I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.

Brandy N wants to read The Guardian by Nicholas Sparks.

Letecia R likes anything by Tracy Brown.

Demetra A really wants to read Black Cotton: the Harvesting of Our Youth.

Shacrystal D needs some good reading material.

Ashlyn B wants books about drawing and tattoo design.

Toni B enjoys Christian fiction, romance, and true crime.

Andrea G needs some good reads.

Beverly S would be inspired by reading I am Malala: the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban.

Danielle T is studying to work in tech support.

Patricia C could benefit from journaling prompts, like Rage Page: a Journal for the Bad Days.

Julie B likes reading PG -rated romance.

Move Rebecca K by sending her the classic Bridge to Terabithia.

Dacia C wants to read Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward.

Darlene F loves mysteries and romances.

Shondrea P is interested in reading An American Marriage by Tayari Jones.

Pamela S would enjoy Bad Monkey by Carl Hiaasen.

Isaac C has asked for mysteries and true crime.

Natalie P wants to read memoir and self help.

Teresa K is serving Life in prison. Help her build a reading list.

Help Stephanie H build her reading list.

Rebecca P needs some good reads.

Get to know Kiara M and help her grow her reading list.

Kayla B is into urban fiction, like Diamonds and Pearl.

Kristen K is requesting romances and mysteries.

Jaynee Ray G is looking forward to receiving mysteries, romance, and adult coloring books.

Send Elizabeth E The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende.

Mark B wants to read books by James Baldwin.

Susan B would like to read The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration In the Age of Colorblindness.

Send Joni V some light with poetry by Rumi.

Linsey C likes cowboy romances.

Tara F enjoys thrillers, romance, and more.

Jennifer T would like to read Face of an Angel by Denise Chavez.

Krystal S will be thrilled to receive Diary of a Manhattan Madame.

Rachel K is interested in reading The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros.

Inspire Rebecca S by giving her the bestselling Where the Crawdads Sing.

Brandi C has asked for rom com novels and joke books.

Rachelle W wants to read The Sometimes Sisters by Carolyn Brown.

April B needs some good reads.

Patty T needs books about job searches and job interviewing.

Lora A has requested an AA Big Book.

Angel Tia G would like The Grammar Bible.

Toye H wants to read Your Next Level Life, a guide for black women in business. She will be released in February 2020.

Tiffanie B has requested Wuthering Heights.

Valerie T wants to discover Lucy by Jamaica Kincaid.

Send Kaithlyn H Sub Rosa by Amber Dawn.

Samara S wants to read Witches, Sluts, Feminists: Conjuring the Sex Positive.

Brenda M would like to receive Zen as F**k, a journal for practicing mindfulness.

Samantha C is interested in reading The Tattooist of Auschwitz.

Amanda S is excited to read It’s Getting Scott in Here from The Wicked and Wild Highland Series.

Tawrshiana D wants to read Pushout: the Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools.

Malinda S would enjoy reading Ugly Girls by Lindsay Hunter.

Consuelo V has asked for The Manhattan Madam: Sex, Drugs, Scandal and Greed Inside America’s Most Successful Prostitution Ring.

Send Emily M Ladies of the Night by Maggie McNeil.

Rhonda N wants to read The Murder House by James Patterson.

Gail C likes cooking, sports, and romance novels.

Karen W loves puzzle Books, animals, gardening, and rock music.

Jamie S wants to read poetry and learn about Christianity.

Richie (Reasha) F would love to read Redefining Realness by Janet Mock.

Sherran D will be released in November 2019. She wants books by Dean Koontz and John Grisham.

Cynthia C will be released in March 2020. She loves reading, cooking, and sailing.

Send Jacob I The Basketball Diaries by Jim Carroll.