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Fill Specific Book Requests for Incarcerated Sex Workers

Below are Amazon.com wish lists for folks behind bars.
All books must be new, paperbacks, and sent directly from a major internet distributor like Amazon or Barnes and Noble.
Make sure to select “gift registry address for _____” as the shipping address at check-out. 
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!
Only purchase 1 book for each prisoner at a time so we don’t draw attention to a prisoner having too many books.  This could cause their cell to be searched and the books to be confiscated.

Your purchase is Tax Deductible!  Please provide your accountant with the receipt from Amazon to receive your tax deduction!

Upcoming Releases

Amanda H will be released soon, June 2020. Send her Focus on the Future: Re-entry Journal and Workbook.

Amanda K will be released in August 2020, Send her puzzle books and journaling materials

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

Ashley W will be released in November 2020. She likes murder mystery books.

Send Aunestee Rthe new edition of Reviving Ophelia. February 2020 is her release date.

Brandi S will be released in June 2020. Send her When My Soul Met a Thug, an urban romance.

Brianne Mhas requested The Richest Man in Babylonby George Clason. She will be released in November 2020.

Help Cari K have a little fun with Will Smith’s Easy Crosswords for Adults. She’ll be released in  August 2020. 

Chandra M ‘s possible release date is spring 2020; lift her up with Maya Angelou.

Channing G will be released in October 2020. She would enjoy A Cottage by the Sea.

Charlene T is due for release in January 2020. Enrich her mind with Thick and Other Essays, by Tressie McMillan Cottom.

Crystal C is going to be released in September 2020. She is all about Victorian romance and writing letters.

Crystal M requests true crime reads. She may be released in Spring 2020.

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

Danielle P might be released in March 2020. Send her Possessing the Secret of Joyby Alice Walker.

Denise L might enjoy A Manual for Cleaning Women, award-winning short stories by Lucia Berlin.

Diana T will be released in September 2020. She needs books on coping with grief.

Judy C is interested in getting a good job when she is released in 2020.

Send Kelly W a self love workbook. She may be released in spring of 2020.

Kimberly S may be released in spring of 2020. Brighten her day with Rupi Kaur.

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

Melissa S will be released in August 2020. Send her Heart in Jail, a book of poems.

Seanna K will be released in summer 2020. She needs books about getting away from cults and mind control situations.

Selara S is looking forward to her release in December 2020. Send her job search books and other books about getting out.

Sydney K may be released in winter 2020. Send her You Can Heal Your Life by Louise Hay.

Tiffany S has so many interests: Islam, Hinduism, dream interpretation, true crime, mantras, elephants, and human trafficking. Help her get in a lot of reading before she is released in fall 2020.

Tosha K needs a 2019 GED study guide and some more thrilling reads. She will be released in June 2020.

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

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

Unique E will be released in February 2020/ Send her Well-Read Black Girl.

Valeria Z is due for release in spring 2020. She might enjoy books by Julia Alvarez and Sandra Cisneros.

Vanessa V  is very interested in nursing, in animals, and other healing modes. She will be released in January 2020.

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

Longer Sentences

Abigail A is requesting mysteries by James Patterson.

Adama K is interested in fiction and self help.

Adelita G is a fashionista who would like fashion magazine subscriptions and information about beauty industry.

Adrian N  is interested in writing guides, real estate guides, and biographies.

Alesia M  has asked for self help books.

Alesia S  is looking for communication and information about outside resources.  She likes journaling and reading science fiction.

Alexis C wold like self help books.

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

Alisha W wants books on creativity and art; she loves fashion magazines.

Alishia W would enjoy James Patterson.

Alisia R Paperback novels, self help and self esteem

Allisia H wants to read fiction and loves puzzle books.

Alvin M has an interest in writing and loves self help books on recovery.

Alysia A really needs to read Octavia Butler.

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

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

Amanda W wants to read about staying sober.

Amari C wants to read about sobriety and parenting.

Amber C is interested in mindfulness and light fiction.

Send Amber C Caramelo by Sandra Cisneros.

Amber T wants a GED study guide because there is no room in the prison classes.

Amy C has a very short list because of prison restrictions.

Amy F likes to write and is also interested in books on mindfulness.

Amy H likes to escape with classic literature.

Amy M really needs books about self care and dealing with depression. 

Amy P was charged with murder when her boyfriend was killed by a client.

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

Send Andrea B If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin.

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

Andrea B needs some good reads!

Send Andrea B The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas.

Andrea G needs some good reads.

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

Angel Tia G would like The Grammar Bible.

Angela M would like the bestselling memoir Educated.

Give Angela S Doing Life: Notes from A Women’s Prison.

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

April B needs some good reads

Aresha H wants books about starting her own business.

Ashleigh R wants to read Bastard Out of Carolina.

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

Ashley C is interested in self-help books.

Send Ashley G pen pal materials.

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

Ashley W would like Start WhereYou Are: a Journal for Self-Exploration.

Ashlyn B wants books about drawing and tattoo design.

Barbara G has asked for The House on Mango Street.

Batsheba E needs some good reads.

Bennie C requested books on Biblical studies.

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

Bessie S would like books about job hunting and spirituality.

Beverly B is interested in journaling and pen pals.

Beverly C 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.

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

Lift Brandi L uo with Made Out of Stars: a Journal for Self-Realization.

Brandy J needs some good reads! 

Brandy N wants to read The Guardian by Nicholas Sparks.

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

Brigitte R has requested Good Omens by Neil Gaiman.

Brittany A might want to read Hillbilly Elegy.

Brittany R wants to read Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney.

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

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

Caitlin P wants to read true crime and fiction.

Carlette S would be interested in The Lost Children Archive.

Carmen R needs books on grieving one’s mother

Carly P wants to receive thrillers.

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

Celcelia A  requests black hair care and weightlifting books.

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

Illuminate Charise D with Nature’s Ways: Experiencing the Sacred in the Natural World

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

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

Cindy Y wants to read poetry by Gwendolyn Brooks.

Colletia J is interested in reading about self help and some Urban Fiction.

Connie H is in search of some good reads.

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

Courtney S loves horror novels.

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

Send Crystal L The Self Confidence Workbook.

Lift Crystal L up with Barbara Kingsolver’s The Bean Trees.

Crystal R has requested The Great Gatsby.

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

Give Cynthia W a biography detailing how Jay Z rose from the streets.

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

Dana M needs job guides.

Danielle F is interested in poetry.

Danielle F likes romance and fitness reads.

Danielle T is studying to work in tech support.

Darlene F loves mysteries and romances.

Dawn D would like to read Alice in Wonderland.

Dayna M like to read true crime and self help books.

Deanna G could be inspired by Ta’Nehisi Coates.

Debra D wants suspense and romance novels.

Deiadrea D would enjoy The Darkest Child by Tayari Jones as well as urban fiction.

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

Denise B has requested books about sewing and anxiety management.

Denise R has a passion for reading the classics and writing letters.

Desiree S is into fantasy and true crime books.

Diana V would like to read from a variety of genres.

Dorian S  might like to read Jacob’s Ghetto: You’re Not the Product of Your Environment.

Dorothy M would be entertained and enlightened by What We Not Finna Do.

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

Elizabeth W  wants to read about criminal justice.

Elise W might like The New Me by Halle Butler.

Elizabeth G especially requested books by Sylvia Plath.

Ellaina B needs some good reads.

Elora M has requested the vampire novel, Chastely Bitten.

Send Emily M Ladies of the Night by Maggie McNeil.

Emily P wants to read about fierce conversations and leadership.

Ethelyn R would like to read The Way Forward Is With a Broken Heart by Alice Walker.

Eugenia S loves reading about people involved in extreme sports.

Felicia V might enjoy books by Carmen Maria Machado.

Lift Frances Lup with The Up Side of Down: Why Failing Well is the Key to Success.

Gail C likes cooking, sports, and romance novels.

Heather J would like to receive true crime, romance, self-help, and more.

Holly Elizabeth D likes the Twilight vampire books.

Isaac C has asked for mysteries and true crime.

Inspire Jackie K with Eat, Pray, Love.

Send Jacob I The Basketball Diaries by Jim Carroll.

Jamie C wants addiction and recovery reading material.

Help Jamie D stay busy with the USA Today Jumbo Puzzle book.

Jamie S wants to read poetry and learn about Christianity.

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

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

Jennifer F would benefit from books on substance abuse, besides lighter reads.

Jennifer F loves any book by Ellen Hopkins.

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

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

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

Jennifer S is wants to read about self help and true crime.

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

Spark Jessica F’s imagination with St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves.

Joann C  would like The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love.

Jodi V wants to read about fishing and being an outdoorswoman.

Send Johanna K The Red Tent by Anita Diamant.

Send Joni V some light with poetry by Rumi.

Send Julian T Twelve Secular Steps: an Addiction Recovery Guide.

Julie B likes reading PG -rated romance.

Karen A is interested to read The Book of Unknown Americans by Crisitna Henriquez.

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

Inspire Kari J with Your Path Made Clear by Oprah Winfrey.

Katherine B has asked for Under a Velvet Cloak by Piers Anthony.

Send Katie H some good reads.

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

Kayla H would benefit from books about raising kids while in jail.

Kayla M wants Brothers Grimm stories.

Kelly B  would enjoy Eileen.

Kelley T is interested in learning more about bipolar disorder.

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

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

Kierra B wants to read about the history of Black Lives Matter.

Kimbelian B wants books about race in America.

Kimberley K is interested in learning more about cooking.

Kimberly K wants books on sexuality and resume writing.

Kirby W likes to read true crime and urban fiction.

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

Kristen K is requesting romances and mysteries.

Kristina B requests addiction and recovery memoirs.

Brighten Krystal C’s day with The Art of Mandala

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

Lakisha G would like to read books by Octavia Butler.

LaTonya W would have fun reading A Dope Boy’s Dream Girl.

Change Lauren K’s life with Negative Self-Talk and How to Heal It.

Help Lay Lay H to feel less alone with Surpassing Certainty by Janet Mock.

LeeAnn F wants to read Great American Short Stories 2019.

Letecia R likes anything by Tracy Brown.

Linsey C likes cowboy romances.

Lindsey I wants to read Where the Words End and My Body Begins.

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

Lisa H has requested some juicy bestsellers. 

Lisa M wants The Alchemist by Paulo Coehlo.

Lisa M wants to read the bestselling Educated: a Memoir.

Lora A has requested an AA Big Book.

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

Malinda S would enjoy reading Ugly Girls by Lindsay Hunter.

Give Maranda F Chicana and Latinx fiction.

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

Maribelle I would like books on women’s fitness.

Mark B wants to read books by James Baldwin.

Mary C  could use an indispensable  pocket dictionary.

Mary K has asked for Declutter Your Mind.

Maxine G might be interested in Black Millenials and the Church.

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

Melinda G has requested The Best American Short Stories 2018.

Melinda S is an incarcerated sex worker being held in CA with no bond.

Melissa B needs grammar and spelling workbooks.

Send Melissa B Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison.

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

Melissa E  would enjoy Antonia Crane’s Spent.  

Melissa F requested The Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison.

Melissa J wants to be a writer and publisher. Send her some helpful guides.

Melissa M would like Dharma Punx.

Melissa S would like to read Jeanette Winterson and LGBTQ fiction.

Melissa S will be released in August 2020. Send her Heart in Jail, a book of poems.

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

Inspire Michelle K  with the book of journal prompts Start Where You Are.

Miranda C is interested in memoir and meditation.

Misti N is requesting Mini Habits: Smaller Habits, Bigger Results.

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

Nancy B want to read The Other Side of Lost.

Natalie P wants to read memoir and self help.

Help Nettie H rediscover herself in a book.

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

Nicole V needs GED study and job hunting guides.

Olivia E would enjoy reading Slab by Selah Saterstrom.

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

Send Olivia S the Autobiography of Martin Luther King Jr.

Oriana O might like Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado.

Oshadotaive R has asked for The Fire This Time: a New Generation Talks About Race.

Pamela L wants to read Stardust by Neil Gaiman.

Pamela S would enjoy Bad Monkey by Carl Hiaasen.

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

Patrice W has requested books by Dan Brown.

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

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

Patty T needs books about job searches and job interviewing.

Precious D would like to read Sing Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward.

Quanessa W is interested in reading Becoming by Michelle Obama.

Send Quanitta T  The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness.

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

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

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

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

Lift Raqual B up with books by Alice walker and Toni Morrison.

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

Rebecca C wants thrillers, like The Girl Who Lived.

Rebecca P needs some good reads.

Rebecca R requests books on step work and AA.

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

Inspire Renee S with The Self-Love Workbook by Shianna Ali.

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

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

Robin P has asked for Their Eyes Were Watching God.

Give Robin S a copy of The Color Purple.

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

Rosalind P is interested in LGBT books.

Send Rosaria B The Wide Sargasso Sea.

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

Rose P wants to read the bestselling Where the Crawdads Sing.

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

Sabrina B  would enjoy Hard Times Require Furious Dancing: New Poems by Alice Walker.

Samantha C is interested in reading The Tattooist of Auschwitz.

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

Sari S might enjoy Girls Burn Brighter by Shobha Rao.

Savannah S is due for release in September 2020. Send her God Will Use This Mess for Good.

Shacrystal D needs some good reading material.

Spark Shalandrea D’s imagination with  Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler. 

Shalandrea F would like to read The White Card by Claudia Rankine.

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

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

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

Sherry E is in need of some good reads!

Send Sheryl J What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Blacker.

Sherry O has asked for The Power of Creativity.

Shineka S needs books on how to change habits.

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

Sonya W needs books on nutrition and fitness.

Help Stephanie H build her reading list.

Sue C has requested The Book of Self Care.

Summer O was a stripper in Tampa and is doing time for have 20 grams of marijuana in the strip club.

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

Taaka A is interested in reading Leaves of Grass.

Talia M has asked for The Pink Institution by Selah Saterstrom.

Tammie R could benefit from reading Chicken Soup for the Prisoner’s Soul.

Tara F enjoys thrillers, romance, and more.

Lift Tarrissa J up with The Courage to Soar Behind Bars.

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

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

Taylor S wants books on black feminism and some lighter reads.

Tracie N would enjoy books by Barbara Kingsolver.

Tenisca L needs some good reads.Tenisca L needs some good reads.

Teresa H is into reading self help and inspirational memoirs.

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

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

Lift Tiera C up with The 50 Greatest Love Letters of All Time.

Tiffanie B has requested Wuthering Heights.

Tiffany F wants true crime by John Douglas.

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

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

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

Tonya R is looking forward to receiving self help books.

Traci C wants to read Educated: A Memoir.

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

Tressy M looks forward to reading Pride and Prejudice.

Tula M likes nature, music, and cars.

Twyla R wants to read about Black Power and prison abolition.

Unique M loves to write letters and poems.

Inspire Valerie S with the One Minute Gratitude Journal.

Valerie T wants to discover Lucy by Jamaica Kincaid.

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

Vanessa P would like to read a variety of books.

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

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

Wanda H needs some good reads.

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

Yolanda S  loves gritty, blingy urabn hustle books by Desiree, Jamaica, and more.

Yolanda Z enjoys podcasts about personal finances and prison reform.

Enrich Zilma R with fiction by Latina women.