Saturday, April 24, 2010

WE ARE A SELLOUT!!!!!!!!!!

For everyone who has participated in the GLW/Operation TBD event to get books to the students on the Navajo Nation and White Mountain Apache Reservation, please know that we have sold out! Through your support, 772 books were bought for Ojo Encino Day School & Alchesay High. I can not begin to thank you. I will talk to both schools on Monday and report back with their thoughts. This is amazing!!

Behind the cut, see the schools' initial response and what many folks have sent.

Last week, I spoke with Mary Nickless, librarian at Ojo Encino and Marilyn Hill, reading specialist at Alchesay. Both schools have received about 100 books thus far and are fairly gobsmacked that this is just the beginning. At Ojo, Mary is planning a party for May 3rd when the children will be presented with the piles and piles of new titles. Marilyn, whose students are much older, has been opening boxes with the students as they arrive. Last night she was preparing a power point presentation for the parents so they could understand what was happening. No one expected so many books, not one of them thought so many people could be so generous to children they never met and would likely never know. It just all seemed too good to be true.

How awesome is it that you could prove them wrong in such a lovely way.

The book fair is winding down this week and if anyone still would like to make a purchase, I certainly hope you will. We've added an extra note to the main post with all the ordering instructions - some folks are having trouble with orders for Alchesay of books already purchased for Ojo Encino. Please feel free to purchase any books that appear as unsold on the lists - just let us know in an email or comment if you have any concerns about the lists being updated and I'll make sure everything is fine. (I've contacted Powells and they are working on this.)

For everyone who has bought books, or tweeted or blogged, please know that we here at Guys Lit Wire thank you from the bottom of our hearts. This whole site is a labor of love for all of us; an attempt to bring good books to the attention of readers in general and teenage boys in particular. We have been committed to making the world a better place through books and reading from the beginning and will continue in the future to host events like this one so that change can happen for more kids, in more places across the country.

A partial list of contributors:

Jenn from California bought the Naomi Novik set for Alchesay and the Ellen Emerson set (President's Daughter series) for Ojo Encino

Ellen Emerson White is awesome, isn't she?

Sam from MA bought Absolutely True Story of a Part Time Indian by Sherman Alexie and Making Comics by Scott MCloud for Ojo Encino

Because every kid wants to make comics!

Jenn H. bought Hive Detectives & Slam Dunk for Ojo Encino

I really want to read that Hive book - it's by the divine Loree Griffin Burns!

Caroline bought Native Athletes in Action, Trickster: Native American Tales: A Graphic Collection and Immigrants in Our Own Land and Selected Early Poems for Alchesay

Immigrants in our Own Land was a teacher request Caroline - your book will go in the classroom!

from CA bought Alice in Wonderland and Ten Little Indians by Alexie for Alchesay

Alice was a special request from one student, Vasilly. I'm sure she will be thrilled!

Robin bought The Frog Scientist, Rain is Not My Indian Name & 8th Grade Super Hero for Ojo Encino and Stormship Troopers, Codetalkers, and Story of a Girl for Alchesay

That has to be the best genre title mash-up ever, Robin!

Holly bought Hunger Games and Green Glass Sea for Ojo Encino and One Hundred Demons, The President's Daughter, and Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes for Alchesay.

More Ellen Emerson White! And Ellen Klages! Go Ellens!!!

Michaele from CA bought Rising Voices for Alchesay and A Native American Thought of It: Amazing Inventions and Innovations for Ojo Encino.

Rising Voices is as good as it gets - thanks Michaele!

Becker from CO bought The Necessary Hunger, Y: The Last Man vol. 1 and Runaways vol. 1 for Alchesay and Dairy Queen and Summer's Trade for Ojo Encino.

Runaways is the best teen comic out there (IMHO)

Sara R.from Portland, OR bought Firebirds Rising: An Anthology of Original Science Fiction and Fantasy, Empress of the World, I Wouldn't Start from Here: The 21st Century and Where It All Went Wrong, Cooked: My Journey from the Streets to the Stove, Rising Voices: Writings of Young Native Americans, One Hundred Demons, Making Comics: Storytelling Secrets of Comics, Manga and Graphic Novels all for Alchesay.

Empress of the World is going to make someone's day...just like it has always made mine! Thanks Sara - for writing it and buying it now!

Sara Z from UT sent Sweethearts, Kaufman's Bird Guide and Stephen King's On Writing for Alchesay and Samurai Shortstop, Skellig, Shadow Brothers, Ball Don't Lie, and another Kaufman's Bird Guide for Ojo Encino!

And thanks to Sara Z for writing and gifting Sweethearts!

Kimberly from Northern CA bought Wrinkle in Time, Wind in the Door, and Father's Boots, for Ojo Encino.

Madeleine L'Engle changed my life in the 6th grade - here's hoping it does the same for a kid at Ojo

Sarah R. bought Dairy Queen, Jane Eyre (just for you, Colleen!) and Specials for Alchesay and Steinbeck's Ghost and The Wednesday Wars for Ojo Encino.

(Thanks Sarah - here's hoping they have more luck with Jane at Alchesay then I have had!!! ha!)

Kelly from NH bought Alice in Wonderland and Looking for Alaska for Alchesay and The Graveyard Book, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Zombie Haiku for Ojo Encino. (I wondered who got the zombie poetry book! Of course it is you!!!)

Sara (there are a lot of "Sara/Sarahs" on this list!) in VA bought Conversations with Sherman Alexie, Eagle & Birds of Prey, Dogtown: Tales of Rescue, Rehabilitation, and Redemption, Eagle Blue: A Team, a Tribe, and a High School Basketball Season in Arctic Alaska, White Sands, Red Menace, and Tracking Trash: Flotsam, Jetsam, and the Science of Ocean Motion all for Ojo Encino AND....Mythbusters: the Explosive Truth Behind 30 of the Most Perplexing Urban Legends of All Time, I Am the Messenger, National Geographic Backyard Guide to the Night Sky, Fahrenheit 451, Doomsday Book, Marcelo in the Real World, The White Darkness and How to Draw Cars Like a Pro (Motorbooks Studio) for Alchesay.

Sara - from the bottom of our hearts - THANK YOU!!!!

Loree bought the Field Guide to Insects for both schools - I'm sure all the creepy crawlie lovers will be thrilled!

Kathy from Minnesota bought M Is for Magic, The Good Fight: How World War II Was Won, Draw Fifty Horses, Ultimate Spider-Man #01: Power and Responsibility and The Man Who Ran Faster Than Everyone: The Story of Tom Longboat for Ojo Encino and Indian Killer, Tithe, and Valiant for Alchesay

More Sherman Alexie! Yea!

Maureen from FL bought Jarhead, Dogs Who Have Found Me, Deep and Dark and Dangerous, Lakota Woman and From Baghdad With Love for Alchesay and Prince of Fenway Park and Draw 50 Ways: Cats, Puppies, etc. for Ojo Encino

Aw...thanks Mom! (This really is my Mom, btw!)

Jan from MO bought Absolutely True Story of a Part Time Indian, Face, Flight, Jane Eyre, The Fellowship of the Rings, The Two Towers, The Return of the King, Native Women of Courage, Copper Son, The Graveyard Book, Uglies, The Hunger Games, His Dark Material Boxed Set, and Rising Voices

Rebecca from New Orleans bought The Thief, The Horsecatcher, The Crafty Diva's DIY Stylebook, Whatcha Mean, What's a Zine, The Hollow Kingdom, Dinomummy,Digging for Bird-Dinosaurs, T-Minus: the Race to the Moon, Moccasin Thunder, Who Wants to be a Prairie Dog? and Animals Charles Darwin Saw all for Ojo Encino.

Thanks for getting Prarie Dog in particular, Rebecca - an excellent bilingual choice!

Stacy in GA bought Who Wants to be a Prairie Dog, She Sang Promise, Sunpainters:Eclipse of the Navajo Sun for Ojo Encino and Just Listen, The Story of Edgar Sawtelle and Tom Strong Deluxe Edition Vol 1 for Alchesay High

Tom Strong is the BOMB, Stacy! Thanks!

from Hawaii bought The Frog Scientist, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian and Leviathan for Alchesay and Queen of Attolia, The King of Attolia
Ziiniyah/Zinnia: Hait'eego Naadaa' Shonaozt'e'/How The Corn Was Saved and The Secret of the Yellow Death for Ojo Encino

Ah..Megan Whalen Turner - nice choices, Trisha!!

Lisa of Portland, OR bought STANFORD WONG FLUNKS BIG TIME, WHIP IT and SUNPAINTERS: ECLIPSE OF THE NAVAJO SUN for Ojo Encino and CURSE OF THE BLUE TATTOO and THE BOOK THIEF for Alchesay. She's also sending a copy of her own book, Flash Burnout to Alchesay.

Thanks Lisa - your book was one on of the ones I was going to add as the lists were shopped - I so appreciate you sending one of your own copies!

Jodie from the UK bought Tangerine, Firebirds, Darkest Powers (1), Funny How Things Change,
What Have you Lost, The Toughest Indian in the World and Parrotfish for Alchesay and Rising Voices, Native Men of Courage, The Draw 50 ways, Who will Tell My Brother
Parrotfish, Heart of a Chief and Counting Coup for Ojo Encino

Jodie - you were shopping as I was adding titles! You got them as fast as I could load them up!!! Thank you!!!!!

Jone in Portland, OR, bought Hoot for Ojo and Habib for Alchesay

You can never get enough Naomi Shihab Nye, of course. Thanks Jone!

Lee bought Extreme Scientists and Firebirds Rising for Ojo. Thanks Lee!

from London, England bought King Arthur & His Knight (graphic novel) for Ojo.

Is there a kid in the world who doesn't like Camelot? I don't think so!!!

Anne bought For Weetzie Bat & Legend of Speed: The Burt Munro Story for Ojo and War Dances for Alchesay.

Weetzie Bat is critical reading, Anne - thanks for getting it on its way!

Christine sent DRAGON BONES AND DINOSAUR EGGS to Ojo Encino and SOVEREIGN BONES to Alchesay. She's also sending her own books (TEN CENTS A DANCE! Woot!) to Alchesay

Thanks Christine - I'm sure they'll love these!

Laura from Boston bought Chameleon for Ojo Encino and Fallen Angels for Alchesay

Man, did I ever LOVE Chameleon - a great bball & boys book! Thanks, Laura!

Heather bought My Secret: A Postsecret Book, The Things They Carried, A People's History of the United States: 1492-Present, Making Comics: Storytelling Secrets of Comics, Manga and Graphic Novels, American Born Chinese,Trickster: Native American Tales: A Graphic Collection all for Alchesay

Tim O'Brien is one of the greatest writers ever, Heather (IMO) - thanks for sending Things They Carried!

Nephele bought Zen in the Art of Writing by Ray Bradbury and American Gods by Neil Gaiman for Alchesay and Beginning Chess by Bruce Pandolfini and Outlaw: The Legend of Robin Hood by Tony Lee for Ojo Encino.

Bradbury is AWESOME - thanks Nephele!

bought Diving to A Deep Sea Volcano, and Charles Darwin for Ojo Encino.

Another Scientists in the Field title! They will be delighted!

Julie bought So Punk Rock for Alchesay - a fabulous title that will provide a lot of laughter, I'm sure!

Sara bought Thirteen Reasons Why for Ojo Encino

Thanks Sara - that's a wonderful book! (And is this our sixth or seventh Sara/Sarah on this list or what?!)

Susan A. bought The Perks of Being a Wildflower for Alchesay and Teens Cook: How to Cook What You Want to Eat for Ojo Encino.

It's always good to get a cookbook - I wish I had this one when I was a kid! Thanks Susan!

Margot bought Firewatch for Alchesay because she loves Connie Willis. I feel the same way Margot! Thanks!

from Salt Lake City bought Athena: Grey-Eyed Goddess, Boneshaker
Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood, and Fragile Things all for Alchesay.

Boneshaker was one of my favorite reads last year - PD.. Thanks!

"FM" very kindly bought Gingerbread for Alchesay and Chinese Handcuffs for Ojo Encino. Thanks so much for making such great choices (Cohn & Crutcher!!)
Emily in State College PA bought The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and
Firebirds: An Anthology of Fantasy and Science Fiction for Ojo Encino School.

Firebirds is FABULOUS, Emily! Thanks so much!

Pam bought Dogsong" to Alchesay and Ellen Datlow's "Coyote Road" to Ojo Encino.

Gary Paulson is wonderful, Pam - I'm sure the kids will be thrilled with these books!

Rayvyn2k bought The Eyre Affair, Chosen, House of Night #3 & Here First : Autobiographical Essays By Native American Writers

Those House of Night books were a special request from Alchesay - I'm sure they are going to love all the ones headed their way. Thanks!

Heather bought the Golden Apples of the Sun, Nothing But the Truth (and a Few White Lies) and Black Box and The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp and Summerland all for Alchesay

Another Bradbury fan - always happy to meet one! Thanks Heather!

Steph bought Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist and Counting Coup: A True Story of Basketball and Honor both for Alchesay

There's a couple of interesting books to put together! ha! Thanks Steph!

Red from PA bought Once a Wolf: How Wildlife Biologists Fought to Bring Back the Gray Wolf and Saving the Ghost of the Mountain: An Expedition Among Snow Leopards in Mongolia both or Ojo Encino and Briar Rose (Jane Yolen!!!), Three Shadows and The Last Unicorn for Alchesay

Unicorn was a teacher req from Alchesay, Red - I'm sure it will be most appreciated!

Alissa from Oklahoma City bought Runaways Vols 1 & 2, The War to End All Wars, and Suntracks #37: Men on the Moon for Ojo Encion and Pretties, Fast Food Nation, and Black Hawk Down for Alchesay

The WWI book was a special req for Ojo Encino thanks for getting that one and all these others, Alissa!

Faren from McPherson, KS bought Good Omens for Alchesay

Julie from CA bought Flora Segunda for Ojo Encino and another copy of Good Omens for Alchesay

Hey guys - looks like you were shopping at the EXACT same time! As it happens, Alchesay is rabid for all things Gaiman so I'm sure they will be thrilled with a second copy of this one! Thanks to both of you!!!

lunggwai bought Odd and the Frost Giants, Voice from Afar: Poems of Peace and
Frog Brings Rain: Ch?ał T? Yin?lo? for Ojo Encino and Neverwhere, The Circle (Wonder Woman) and Charles Darwin's on the Origin of Species: A Graphic Adaptation for Alchesay

Thanks for getting another of the bilingual Navajo books, lunggwai...the Ojo crew will be so happy!

"EJK" bought Dane Eldon's "The Journey is the Destination" for Alchesay - one of my personal favorite books of all time. Thanks EJK - it's always wonderful to meet another admirer of Dan's life and work.

Muireann from the UK bought No Fear MacBeth for Alchesay and Spilling Ink to Ojo Encino.

I'm sure a lot of future writers will be thrilled with Spilt Ink, Muireann - thanks so much for sending your support from so far away!

Mindy from Washington State bought As Simple As Snow and Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art for the Alchesay

Ah - Scott McCloud - more comics fun for everyone! Thanks, Mindy!

Todd from TX bought The Martian Chronicles, The October Country and Four and Twenty Blackbirds all for Alchesay.

I adore everyone of these books, Todd - they're awesome and I'm sure the kids will love them too!

Melissa bought The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven and First Indian on the Moon for Alchesay

They specifically requested EVERYTHING by Alexie down there - I'm sure they'll be thrilled by these!

Jayna in Portland, OR bought The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream The Wildlife Detectives both for Alchesay

Obama's story has inspired so many - I'm sure it will be well received by these teens as well! Thanks Jayna!

in WI bought Baghdad Burning: Girl Blog from Iraq by Riverbend, The Blue Girl, Life Sucks, Mexican Whiteboy, My Family and Other Animals, October Sky, People Like Us: Misrepresenting the Middle East, Perfect Storm: a True Story of Men Against the Sea, Three Cups of Tea all for Alchesay and The Names for Ojo Encino

Thanks kmkat - thanks so much for all these. You're AWESOME!

Claire from Portland, OR bought Coraline for Alchesay and Spilling Open for Ojo Encino.

More Neil Gaiman! Thanks Claire!

Tim from Germany bought The Sandman, Volume 4: Season of Mists for Alchesay

All the way from Germany!! Thanks so much

Jenny from Milwaukee, WI bought The Mysterious Universe: Supernovae, Dark Energy, and Black Holes and Waifs and Strays for Ojo Encino

Excellent choices, Jenny - space and Charles de Lint! Thanks so much

from MD & IL bought How to Ditch Your Fairy, The Legend of Johnny Appleseed: The Graphic Novel, The Vintage Bradbury and Mountain Windsong: A Novel of the Trail of Tears all for Ojo

Justine Larbalestier - what a fun novel! Thanks so much....

Jenny from Chicago bought The Invention of Hugo Cabret to Ojo Encino and The Magical Life of Long Tack Sam to Alchesay

Another fan of Long Tack Sam - yea! Thanks Jenny......

A. Fortis from CA (or own dear a. fortis who keeps this site running!) bought Hatchet and Pride of Baghdad for Alchesay and Nation and Flora's Dare for Ojo Encino

Con bought White House Autumn and Long Live the Queen both for Alchesay. More Ellen Emerson White! Huzzah!

Alison from Ottawa, Ontario (Oh Canada!!!) bought Glass Slipper, Golden Sandal,
The Misfits, Gilda Joyce, Psychic Investigator and Spilling Ink all for Ojo.

Love Gilda Joyce, Alison - thanks so much for all of these!

Cazzy bought Bloody Jack #1, The Moves Make the Man and Side Effects for Ojo and Eagle Blue and Tantalize for Alchesay

Side Effects is amazing, Cazzy - it blew me away. Thanks so much for all these!

Tracy bought The Westing Game, The Book Thief, Find the Constellations and Space Planes for Ojo and Crank and Looking for Life in the Universe for Alchesay.

Space Planes and Constellations!!! Awesome, Tracy!

Jodie from the UK bought Long May She Reign, The Hunger Games, Chameleon (rocks out), Darkest Powers 2 and Who Will Tell My Brother for Alchesay and Eternal, The Woods Scientist,
The Arrival, Rimshots, You Are So Undead to Me, Protecting Threatened Species and
Quest for the Tree Kangaroo for Ojo Encino.

Thanks Jodie So many great books in this list - you rock!

from San Francisco bought GEOGRAPHY CLUB for Ojo Encino - thanks Malinda; this is one of the best books out there for teens (IMHO)

Sheila from Chicago bought Superman for All Seasons, Math Doesn't Suck and Mythbusters for Ojo Encino and M is for Magic and Don't Try This at Home for Alchesay

Thanks Sheila! Every kid needs Superman.... :)

Cynthia from CA bought Shine Coconut Moon, Tips on Having a Gay Ex Boyfriend and Burned for Alchesay

All excellent books, Cynthia - thanks so much!

is a DiscWorld fan - she bought Mort, Equal Rites, The Color of Magic and The Light Fantastic all for Alchesay - Thanks Erica!!

Nora from Massachusetts bought Artemis Fowl 1 and #2 (graphic novels), Basher Planet Earth: What Planet Are You On?, When Fish Got Feet, Sharks Got Teeth, and Bugs..., The Boy & His Mud Horses: & Other Stories from the Tipi, Slam!, The Secret Science Alliance and the Copycat Crook and The Girl Who Married the Moon: Tales from Native North America all for Ojo

Thank you Nora!! This is an AWESOME BUNCH OF BOOKS!!!

bought Kiss My Math: Showing Pre-Algebra Who's Boss, The Plain Janes and Al Capone Does My Shirts for Ojo Encino

Ah - the Janes...they are wonderful aren't they? Thanks for these!!

bought Firebirds Soaring for Alchesay - great choice, April; these anthologies are outstanding & a great way to find new authors to follow!

Nita from Pleasant Hill, CA bought Gulliver's Travels (graphic novel) for Alchesay and I Love to Draw Horses for Ojo Encino.

Oh, fabulous - the Ojo kids wanted tons of drawing books and I'm sure they'll love this one!

"Herzleid" bought The Wolves in the Walls and Artemis Fowl for Ojo Encino and You Can't Read This: Forbidden Books, Lost Writing, Mistranslations & Codes and
Stardust for Alchesay

Oooh - very cool choices, plus TWO Neil Gaiman titles! Thanks so much!!

Fleur Bradley from CO bought FOUR books for Alchesay. She didn't tell us what they are yet, but I'll update as soon as I know!

"bookagent" from Rochester, NY bought The Wright 3, How the Incredible Human Body Works, Fantastic Feats and Failures, Top Secret: Handbook of Codes, Ciphers and Secret Writing and Ladies of the Lake all for Ojo

Thanks so much for these - the Top Secret book looks particularly awesome!!

Vilda from NORWAY bought Shrimp, Native Musicians on the Go!, Kon-Tiki: Across the Pacific by Raft, On Writing, Ironside: A Modern Faery's Tale, Cupcake and two Vampire Academy books and two Vampire Diaries books all for Alchesay and Journey to the River Sea, Shiver, Animals Up Close: Zoom in on the World's Most Incredible Creatures, A Life in the Wild: George Schaller's Struggle to Save the Last Great Beasts, Shakespeare Makes the Playoffs, The Ghost in the Tokaido Inn, The Demon in the Teahouse, The War of the Worlds (graphic novel),Dingo, Lifelines: Creating Memory Art to Chronicle Your Personal Connections, A Midsummer Night's Dream (Manga Shakespeare), Mockingjay (The Hunger Games #3) and The Boneshaker all for Ojo.


Leslie bought Farewell to Manzanar and Native Musicians on the Go! for Alchesay

Thanks for the Native Trailblazers title, Leslie - these books were a special request from Alchesay!!

Arlene bought Re-Gifters for Ojo Encino - thanks for the Minx title, Arlene; such a great series of books that are sadly missed!

Carol Rasco from RIF (Go Reading is Fundamental!!!!) bought Megiddo's Shadow, Adam Canfield of the Slash, Creature, Cold Light, The Thousand Nights and One Night, Grease Monkey, Exploratopica, The Invention of Hugo Cabret, Something Wicked This Way Comes and One Crazy Summer for Ojo and Mockingjay, Pride and Prejudice, Creature, Eternal, The Life of the Skies, Spilling Open, The Cars of Overhaulin' with Chip Foose, Lifelines: Creating Memory Art...., Soulless, Something Wickedly Weird #01, March Toward the Thunder, The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain, Thirteen Reasons Why, and The Empress's Tomb: Kiki Strike for Alchesay


Theresa bought My Secret: A Postsecret Book by Frank Warren, The Calder Game by Blue Balliett, and Warriors: Navajo Code Talkers by Kanji Kawano for Ojo Encino.

Thanks Theresa - the postsecret books are so popular; I'm sure the kids will love it.

from CA bought The Right Stuff, Apollo 13, and Books and Islands in Ojibwe Country for Alchesay

Thanks Kiki - can't get enough books on space - I'm sure the Alchesay will enjoy learning about all these American heroes!

Angela & Seth from Knoxville, TN bought Autobiography of My Dead Brother, Smoke and Mirrors: Short Fictions and Illusions, Lips Touch Three Times, Dogs I Have Met: And the People They Found and Going Bovine all for Alchesay

Walter Dean Myers & Gaiman & Tayler - all such great books!!! Thanks guys!

Corina from AZ bought Carter Finally Gets It, Indian Trains, Truth and Bright Water and Monster Garage: How to customize damn near anything! all for Alchesay.

I knew someone would find that Monster Garage book as cool I do - thanks Corina!

Lorie Ann from WA bought the divine Beth Kephart's House of Dance for Alchesay. Thanks Lorie Ann!!!

Sam from Cincinnati bought Native American Women of Courage for Alchesay. Thanks Sam - this is one of the Trailblazer titles that they really wanted at Alchesay!

Mia bought Yarn Bombing for Alchesay and Runaways Vol 3 and No More Dead Dogs for Ojo Encino.

Thank you for getting that third volume of the Runaways for Ojo, Mia! It's totally mandatory reading and they will be desperate for it after Vol 2!!! And Yarn Bombing - does that sound like fun or what?!

Kristin bought For Kidnapped, Treasure Island, and Weetzie Bat for Alchesay and When You Reach Me and Proud to be a Blacksheep or Ojo Encino

OOOh - two Marvel illustrated graphic novels! Thanks Kristin!

Jules bought Indigo's Star, Saffy's Angel, Treasure Island, Ragtag,
Native Athletes in Action and The Wild Girls for Ojo Encino and Song of the Sparrow,
Stotan!, New Directions Paperbook #0676: Black Mesa Poems, Biology: Life As We Know It!, Ophelia and The Illustrated Man for Alchesay

Ah - the Casson family! I wondered who bought those!!

Keri C. from St Louis, MO bought What It Is and American Shaolin for Alchesay and Dark is Rising box set and Robot City #2 for Ojo Encino

Ah Susan Cooper - every kid falls in love with Wales after reading her! Thanks Keri!

Reading is Fundamental bought
The Freedom Writers Diary: How a Teacher and 150 Teens Used Writing to Change Themselves and the World Around Them; Mission Control, This Is Apollo: The Story of the First Voyages to the Moon; T-Minus: The Race to the Moon; Dog Years: A Memoir (P.S.); Bad Dogs Have More Fun: Selected Writings on Family, Animals, and Life by John Grogan for the Philadelphia Inquirer; Marley: A Dog Like No Other; Where the Red Fern Grows; Manga Shakespeare: Julius Caesar (Manga Shakespeare); The Vintage Bradbury; The Chosen (Captain America);Vampire Kisses #01: Vampire Kisses: The Beginning; If I Die in a Combat Zone: Box Me Up and Ship Me Home; The Tree of Life: Charles Darwin; Starry Messenger; The Sandman Volume 6: Fables and Reflections; Fantastic Feats and Failures; The Dreamer; The Invention of Hugo Cabret; Firebirds Soaring: An Anthology of Original Speculative Fiction for Alchesay and....

Artemis Fowl #06: Artemis Fowl: Time Paradox, the (New Cover); Artemis Fowl #05: The Lost Colony; Mission Control, This Is Apollo: The Story of the First Voyages to the Moon; A Dignity of Dragons: Collective Nouns for Magical Beasts; Amelia Rules! #01: The Whole World's Crazy; The Illustrated Atlas of Wildlife; Divine Canine: The Monks' Way to a Happy, Obedient Dog; In the Belly of the Bloodhound: Being an Account of a Particularly Peculiar Adventure in the Life of Jacky Faber (Bloody Jack Adventures); Adam Canfield, Watch Your Back! (Adam Canfield of the Slash); Manga Shakespeare: Hamlet; Manga Shakespeare: Julius Caesar The Chosen (Captain America); The Tree of Life: Charles Darwin; Al Capone Shines My Shoes; The Most Fantastic Atlas of the Whole Wide World by the Brainwaves; Charles Darwin and the Beagle Adventure for Ojo Encino

Carol, we can not thank you enough for all of your generosity and support. We are so glad - SO SO SO GLAD - to be a small part of the work that RIF does everyday.

Colt from Chicago bought Frankenstein (graphic novel), Long Shot,Hachiko: The True Story of a Loyal Dog and The Higher Power of Lucky all for Ojo Encino

Oh - Hachiko. That story breaks my heart, but in the best way. It's wonderful. Thanks for all these Colt!

Elle bought a second copy of the Twilight books also for Ojo Encino. Thanks for these, Elle - it was a special req that we send more than one copy!

Christine & Andrew from Chicago bought The Bug Scientists, The Stone Cutter and the Navajo Maiden, Little Woman Warrior Who Came Home, Janes in Love, and Apollo 13 Mission (graphic novel_ for Ojo Encino and Vampire Kisses #2 and 3, Lonely Werewolf Girl, Stories from the Edge, Radioactive Boy Scout, and Y the Last Man #2 for Alchesay.

Wow guys! Thanks so much for all for all of these - especially Lonely Werewolf Girl which is an awesome fantasy/horror/kitschy blend!

Con bought a second edition of Trickster (they are asking for several as the book is so popular) and I Love to Draw Horses! both for Alchesay.

Thanks Con - both were specific requests and I'm sure they will be delighted!

Karen bought Amelia Rules! #4: When the Past Is a Present for Ojo Encino and Manga Shakespeare: The Tempest for Alchesay.

Thanks Karen - great graphic novels!!

Chelsea bought Impulse for Alchesay - an Ellen Hopkins titles that was on their specific list (they wanted ALL Of Ellen's books). Thanks Chelsea!

from Washington DC bought Dingo and Rain is Not My Indian Name for Alchesay - Oh, more Charles de Lint! He's awesome, Aubrey...thanks so much!

Tricia from VA bought The Tarantula Scientist, The Snake Scientist, Waifs and Strays, Buried Onions and Looking for Life in the Universe: The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence all for Alchesay

More from the "Scientists in the Field" series, Tricia! Thanks so much!

Heidi bought As You Like It (Manga Shakespeare), Outlaw: The Legend of Robin Hood and The Odyssey for Alchesay

All graphic novels! Thanks for these Heidi - they will be much appreciated.

Pam bought Swimming with Hammerhead Sharks, Gorilla Doctors: Saving Endangered Great Apes, The Case of the Bizarre Bouquets: An Enola Holmes Mystery, Scat and When Bugs Were Big, Plants Were Strange, and Tetrapods Stalked the Earth all for Ojo Encino

Thanks Pam! "When Bugs Were Big" is one of my son's favs - I'm sure the Ojo crew will love it!

Jennifer bought Whip It, Kiss My Math: Showing Pre-Algebra Who's Boss, Cartoon History of the United States and Laika for Alchesay

Oh Jennifer - Laika always makes me cry! It's such sad history but so well told in this book. Thanks for this one and all the others as well!

Ari bought Mocassin Thunder: American Indian Stories of Today for Alchesay

"Suzdal" bought The Bermudez Triangle, March Toward the Thunder, The Snake Scientist,
Counting Coup: Becoming a Crow Chief on the Reservation and Beyond, Wild Girls and White Sands, Red Menace for Alchesay

"Wild Girls"!!! One of the best books for budding authors EVER! Thanks for all these Suzdal!

Thanks Ari! This is a great book and I'm sure the kids will love it.

"misskate" from Switzerland bought Native Americans' Thought of It, Mercury and Megiddo's Shadow for Alchesay

These are wonderful choices "misskate" - thanks so much for gifting them to the kids in NM!

from Washington DC bought Black and White, Knights of the Hill Country, Plain Janes and Side Effects for Alchesay

What wonderful novels, Erin - thanks for all of them (esp "Knights" - it's awesome!)

Anah bought Born to Run and Shiver both for Alchesay

Oh, thanks for these Anah! Born to Run in particular looks like a great book for any runners at the school!

Jenn bought The Periodic Table: Elements of Style and The Incredible Journey for Alchesay and Saving the Baghdad Zoo for Ojo Encino

Thanks Jenn! Aren't those Simon Basher titles the coolest? Wish they had been around when I was in high school....

Babs bought Heart of a Champion for Alchesay and Knights of the Hill Country for Ojo Encino

Thanks for these Babs - two great sports books!

Kate Hart bought Conversations with Sherman Alexie for Alchesay - Thanks for this one Kate; I've been watching it for days hoping someone would get it as the Alchesay crew so wanted everything they could get on Alexie. They'll love this!

Our dear wonderful Charlotte held a contest at her site and bought Jason and the Golden Fleece, Flying With the Eagle Racing the Great Bear, Hollow Kingdom Trilogy #02: Close Kin, Hollow Kingdom Trilogy #03: In the Coils of the Snake, and A Wolf at the Door: And Other Retold Fairy Tales for Ojo and Charles and Emma: The Darwins' Leap of Faith and The Cartoon Guide to Physics for Alchesay High

Thanks Charlotte - for doing that crazzzzy contest and for supporting our cause!

Brenessa from NJ bought The Case of the Missing Marquess, The Swiss Family Robinson (graphic novel), Black Beauty (graphic novel)and The Adventures of Hercules (graphic novel) all for Ojo Encino

Oooh - great gns, Brenessa! Thanks!

Cat bought In Darkness Death and The Sword that Cut the Burning Grass for Ojo Encino - Thanks Cat! This is a great series and I'm sure the boys in particular will enjoy them!

"Bookavore" bought The Hindenberg Disaster (graphic novel), The Case of the Left-Handed Lady and Biology: Life As We Know It! for Ojo Encino

Another Simon Basher title! Thanks so much for all these!

P, B, & J
from Washington State bought The Hive Detectives and Names for Alchesay High and Paleo Bugs & Paleo Sharks for Ojo Encino.

Thanks for the "Paleo" titles, guys! They are awesome!!

Our dear friend Vivian bought Othello (Manga Shakespeare), Trojan War Marvel Illustrated, Moby Dick Marvel Illustrated, Extreme Scientists: Exploring Nature's Mysteries from Perilous Places, Building Big and Science Warriors all for Alchesay High.

Thanks Vivian!!! Such a great mix of comics and science - these are awesome!!

from Arkansas bought Superman for All Seasons and Don't Try This at Home: Physics of Hollywood Movies for Alchesay High.

Thank you Shayna - these are great books and they will love them both!


Stacy at The Novel Life said...

for Ojo Encino:
~Who Wants to be a Prairie Dog (Navajo Fairy Tales)
~She Sang Promise
~Sunpainters:Eclipse of the Navajo Sun

for Alchesay High
~Just Listen
~Story of Edgar Sawtelle
~Tom Strong Deluxe Edition Vol 1


lkmadigan said...

For Ojo Encino:

For Alchesay H.S.:

I will send a copy of my book to the high school, too. :-)


Colleen said...

Thanks guys - and for the author's copy, especially Lisa!

Christine Fletcher said...

For Ojo Encino:


For Alchesay High:


I'm going to copycat Lisa and send a copy of my book to Alchesay, as well.

Thanks for coordinating this, Colleen. I found out about it through your blog, and I posted about it on mine today.

Anonymous said...

For Ojo Encino

Odd and the Frost Giants
Voice from Afar: Poems of Peace
Frog Brings Rain: Ch?ał T? Yin?lo?

For Alchesay High

The Circle (Wonder Woman)
Charles Darwin's on the Origin of Species: A Graphic Adaptation

Anonymous said...

Purchased via Powells for Ojo Encino:

Coraline Graphic Novel
by Neil Gaiman and P. Craig Russell

Spilling Open: The Art of Becoming Yourself
by Harrison, Sabrina Ward

Heard about this through Neil Gaiman's twitter feed. Fantastic work you're doing.

Claire from Portland, Oregon

Sarah Stevenson said...

For Alchesay:
Pride of Baghdad

For Ojo Encino:
Flora's Dare

On their way! Wish I could have afforded to do more.

Colleen said...

Thanks so much guys! I've updated the post to show all of your contributions!

Unknown said...

Sadly this is the last time I can shop for you but I had to go and fill in some of those series gaps, ti drives me nuts when I can't get my hands on a full series:

For Alchesay:

Long May She Reign
The Hunger Games (1) (crossing fingers someone will pick up the final one)
Chameleon (rocks out)
Darkest Powers 2 (The Awakening)
Who Will Tell My Brother

For Ojo Encino:

The Woods Scientist
The Arrival
You Are So Undead to Me
Protecting Threatened Species
Quest for the Tree Kangaroo

Jodie said...

Oh bah I was signed in as the wrong person so Nerds is me Jodie :)

Colleen said...

Ah - got ya Jodie! Thanks!!

Angela Hoffman said...

It's so exciting to see the books we bought listed on here! Thanks, Guys Lit Wire, for helping to organize such an amazing project. :)

Angela & Seth

kristin said...

For Alchesay, three favorites: Kidnapped, Treasure Island, and Weetzie Bat.

For Ojo Encino:
When You Reach Me and Proud to be a Blacksheep.

Colleen said...

Thanks Kristin - we appreciate it!

Lisa Schroeder said...

Oops, just e-mailed Colleen, maybe I'm supposed to post here.

I'm sending both Ojo Encino and Alchesay High the following, written by me. :)



Unknown said...

For Alchesay,

Trickster: Native American Tales: A Graphic Collection

I Love to Draw Horses! (My Very Favorite Art Books)

Unknown said...

I couldn't resist--
3 more Trickster: Native American Tales: A Graphic Collection
for Alchesay

Caroline from Texas

Tricia said...

Well now I feel bad about only sending books to Ojo Encino. Off now to support Alchesay!

Katherine Langrish said...

Really great news that it's all going so well, and thanks so much for organising.

Colleen said...

Thanks guys! I will be updating the contributor list shortly to reflect these recent purchases

Erin said...

For Alchesay:

Black and White by Volponi
Knights of the Hill Country by Tharp
Plain Janes by Castelluci
Side Effects by Koss

Erin B from DC

Lorie Ann Grover said...

I'm totally jumping up and down, Colleen! Thanks to every single person who helped fulfill these Wish Lists. I am gobsmacked!

jenn said...

For Alchesay:

-The Periodic Table: Elements of Style
-The Incredible Journey

For Ojo Encino:

-Saving Baghdad Zoo

Marjorie said...

This is an excellent way to make a difference. I was a 6th grade teacher in NYC (Manhattan) for 35 years, and I am now retired.

The schools now implement a reading learning model where classrooms have leveled libraries with books grouped by genre. It is a "whole language" approach.

I preferred a basal reader... but, books now have multi-developed themes that can serve as excellent motivations for class discussions.

My favorite book was "Best Friends," by Mary Bard. It surfaces every so often at blogs where children's lit is discussed. Peter Sieruta recently mentioned it.

Anah Crow said...

I sent Alchesay "Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes..." and "Shiver". I have passed on this information to my friends as well. I can't say how much I appreciate the time you took to create such a great wishlist of books.

Colleen said...

Thanks guys! I added your contributions to the list and appreciate them so so soooo much!

Jade L Blackwater said...

To all the folks at Guys Lit Wire and all others behind the curtain who made this possible:

THANK YOU for hosting this event, and for sharing the opportunity for us to participate!!!

Sarah Stevenson said...

That is incredible news! Wow.