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Posted at 10:03 AM ET, 01/25/2011

Books needed by the Ballou High library

By Bill Turque

A number of you responding to Monday's story about the Ballou High School library asked about donating books in lieu of cash. I asked Melissa Jackson for a list of the titles she was seeking. Here it is:

Adoff, Arnold: I Am the Darker Brother
Anderson, Laurie H.: Chains
Armstrong, Jennifer: Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World
Bauer, Joan: Rules of the Road
Bruchac, Joseph: Bowman's Store: A Journey to Myself
Cooper, Susan: The Dark Is Rising
Cormier, Robert: I Am the Cheese
Farmer, Nancy: A Girl Named Disaster
Fleischman, John: Phineas Gage
Fleischman, Paul: Seedfolks
Fleischman, Sid: Escape!: The Story of the Great Houdini
Freedman, Russell: Eleanor Roosevelt: A Life of Discovery
Green, Roger L.: Tales of the Greek Heroes
Haddix, Margaret P. Running Out of Time
Hautzig, Esther : The Endless Steppe
Holm, Jennifer: Penny from Heaven
Hughes, Langston: The Dream Keeper and Other Poems
Hunter, Latoya: The Diary of Latoya Hunter
Janeczko, Paul B.: Top Secret: A Handbook of Codes, Ciphers...
Jiang, Ji-li: Red Scarf Girl
Joseph, Lynn: The Color of My Words
Keehn, Sally M.: I Am Regina
Kuhn, Betsy: Angels of Mercy: The Army Nurses of World War II
Larson, Kirby: Hattie Big Sky
Lekuton, Joseph L.: Facing the Lion: Growing Up Maasai...
Lord, Cynthia: Rules
Lupica, Mike: Travel Team
Lyga, Barry: Hero-Type
Murphy, Jim: The Great Fire
Naidoo, Beverley: Journey to Jo'burg: A South African Story
Napoli, Donna Jo: Zel
Nelson, Kadir: We Are the Ship: ...Negro League Baseball
Nye, Naomi Shihab: Habibi
O'Dell, Scott: Thunder Rolling in the Mountains
Parks, Rosa: Rosa Parks: My Story
Philbrick, Rodman: The Last Book in the Universe
Pullman, Philip: The Golden Compass
Robinet, Harriette: Walking to the Bus-Rider Blues
Ryan, Pamela Munoz: Esperanza Rising
Sachar, Louis: Small Steps
Schmidt, Gary D.: Wednesday Wars
Scieszka, Jon: Guys Write for Guys Read
Siegel, Siena Cherson: To Dance: A Ballerina's Graphic Novel
Soto, Gary: Taking Sides
Taylor, Mildred: The Land
Wells, H. G.: The War of the Worlds
Wood, Don: Into the Volcano
Woodson, Jacqueline: Miracle's Boys

Abdel-Fattah, Randa Does My Head Look Big in This?
Alexie, Sherman The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
Anderson, Laurie H. Fever 1793
Bausum, Ann Freedom Riders: John Lewis...
Bloor, Edward Tangerine
Budhos, Marina Ask Me No Questions
Bunting, Eve Jumping the Nail
Carson, Ben Gifted Hands
Clinton, Catherine, ed. I, Too, Sing America
Collins, Suzanne The Hunger Games
Cummings, Priscilla The Red Kayak
Farmer, Nancy The Ear, the Eye and the Arm
Filipovic, Zlata Zlata's Diary: A Child's Life in Wartime Sarajevo
Flake, Sharon Who Am I without Him?: Short Stories...
Fleischman, Paul Dateline: Troy
Fleischman, Sid Trouble Begins at 8: A Life of Mark Twain...
Funke, Cornelia Thief Lord
Hamilton, Virginia Anthony Burns
Hill, Laban Carrick Harlem Stomp!
Hoobler, Dorothy The Demon in the Teahouse
Howe, James The Misfits
Klass, David California Blue
Lee, Tanith Wolf Tower
Lynch, Chris Iceman
Mikaelsen, Ben Red Midnight
Myers, Walter Harlem
Nelson, Marilyn Fortune's Bones: The Manumission Requiem
Nye, Naomi Shihab Shadow Spinner
Potok, Chaim The Chosen
Robinson, Sharon Jackie's Nine: Jackie Robinson's Values to Live By
Severance, John B. Gandhi, Great Soul
Sones, Sonya Stop Pretending: ... When My Big Sister Went Crazy
Soto, Gary Living Up the Street
Stevenson, Robert L. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde
TenNapel, Doug Iron West
Thimmesh, Catherine Team Moon
Thompson, Craig Goodbye, Chunky Rice
Tolkien, J. R. R. The Hobbit
Trueman, Terry Stuck in Neutral
Turner, Megan W. The Thief
Uchida, Yoshiko The Invisible Thread: An Autobiography
Verne, Jules Journey to the Center of the Earth
Warren, Andrea Surviving Hitler: A Boy in the Nazi Death Camps
Washington, Booker T. Up from Slavery
Werlin, Nancy The Killer's Cousin
Westerfield, Scott The Uglies
Williams-Garcia, Rita Like Sisters on the Homefront
Wolff, Virginia E. Bat 6
Woodson, Jacqueline Hush
Yep, Laurence Dragonwings
Alegria, Malin Estrella's Quinceanera
Anderson, Laurie H. Speak
Anderson, M. T. The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing
Ayarbe, Heidi Freeze Frame
Baldwin, James Another Country
Booth, Coe Tyrell
Bradbury, Ray Fahrenheit 451
Browne, Claude Manchild in the Promised Land
Bruchac, Joseph Code Talker: A Novel about the Navajo Marines...
Conroy, Pat The Water Is Wide
Crutcher, Chris Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes
Davis, Sampson The Pact: Three Young Men Make a Promise...
Dickinson, Peter A Bone from a Dry Sea
Draper, Sharon Forged by Fire
Freedman, Russell Martha Graham: A Dancer's Life
Hinton, S. E. The Outsiders
Huxley, Aldous Brave New World
Jemison, Mae Find Where the Wind Goes: Moments from My Life
Johnson, Angela The First Part Last
Johnson, James W. Autobiography of an Ex-colored Man
Lanier, Shannon Jefferson's Children
Lee, Harper To Kill a Mockingbird
London, Jack The Call of the Wild
Lynch, Chris Gold Dust
Lyons, Mary E. Sorrow's Kitchen: The Life...of Zora Neale Hurston
McKinley, Robin Beauty
Meyer, Stephenie Twilight
Na, An A Step from Heaven
Nelson, Marilyn Carver: A Life in Poem
Nye, Naomi Shihab 19 Varieties of Gazelle: Poems of the Middle East
Ortiz Cofer , Judith An Island Like You: Stories of the Barrio
Orwell, George Animal Farm
Rose, Reginald Twelve Angry Men
Shelley, Mary Frankenstein
Shusterman, Neal Unwind
Spiegelman, Art Maus I: A Survivor's Tale
Steinbeck, John The Pearl
Stoker, Bram Dracula
Swanson, James Chasing Lincoln's Killer
Werlin, Nancy Rules of Survival
Wieler, Diana Bad Boy: A Memoir
Wilson, August The Piano Lesson
Yang, Gene American Born Chinese
Agee, James Death in the Family
Austen, Jane Emma
Beah, Ishmael A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier
Beals, Melba Patillo Warriors Don't Cry
Benitez, Sandra A Place Where the Sea Remembers
Burns, Olive Ann Cold Sassy Tree
Butler, Octavia Parable of the Sower
Chevalier, Tracy Girl with a Pearl Earring
Christie, Agatha And Then There Were None
Clark, Mary Higgins On the Street Where You Live
Clarke, Arthur C. Childhood's End
Crutcher, Chris Running Loose
Darnton, John Neanderthal
Danticat, Edwidge Breath, Eyes, Memory
Delany, Sarah Louise Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years
Dickens, Charles Great Expectations
Feinstein, John Last Shot: Final Four Mystery
Flake, Sharon Bang!
Golding, William Lord of the Flies
Grogan, John Marley and Me
Hersey, John Hiroshima
Hillerman, Tony Skinwalkers
Jordan, Hillary Mudbound
Keillor, Garrison Good Poems
Kesey, Ken One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Kingsolver, Barbara The Bean Trees
McBride, James The Color of Water
McCullers, Carson A Member of the Wedding
Myers, Walter Dean The Glory Field
Nordhoff, Charles Mutiny on the Bounty
Paton, Alan Cry, the Beloved Country
Rinaldi, Ann In My Father's House
Shaara, Michael Killer Angels
Satrapi, Marjane Persepolis
Shakespeare, William As You Like It
Smith, Dennis Report from Ground Zero
Steinbeck, John Of Mice and Men
Stevenson, Robert L. Treasure Island
Taylor, Theodore The Bomb
Tomlinson, Joe Extreme Sports: In Search of the Ultimate Thrill
Wideman, John Philadelphia Fire
Wiesel, Elie Night
Wilson, August Fences
X Autobiography of Malcolm X
Yolen, Jane Briar Rose
Adams, Douglas The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Alvarez, Julia Before We Were Free
Angelou, Maya Gather Together in My Name
Baldwin, James Go Tell It on the Mountain
Bell, Madison Smartt All Souls Rising
Borland, Hal When the Legends Die
Bradbury, Ray Something Wicked This Way Comes
Bragg, Rick Somebody Told Me: The Newspaper Stories...
Bronte, Charlotte Jane Eyre
Cisneros, Sandra Woman Hollering Creek, and Other Stories
Conrad, Joseph Heart of Darkness
Desai Hidier, Tanuja Born Confused
Dumas, Alexandre The Count of Monte Cristo
Eliott, T. S. Murder in the Cathedral
Ephron, Amy A Cup of Tea
Feinstein, John Cover-up
Foer, Jonathan Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Gaiman, Neil Anansi Boys
Gardner, John Grendel
Green, John Looking for Alaska
Gruen, Sara Water for Elephants
Haddon, Mark The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night
Hemingway, Ernest A Farewell to Arms
Hughes, Langston The Big Sea: An Autobiography
Hurston, Zora Neale Their Eyes Were Watching God
Kostova, Elizabeth The Historian
LeGuin, Ursula The Left Hand of Darkness
Maguire, Gregory Wicked
Martel, Yana Life of Pi
McCloud, Scott Making Comics: Storytelling Secrets of Comics...
Meldrum, Christina Madapple
Mortenson, Greg Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission...
Naylor, Gloria The Women of Brewster Place
Nelson, Marilyn A Wreath for Emmett Till
O'Brien, Tim The Things They Carried
Orwell, George 1984
Pelecanos, George DC Noir
Santiago, Esmeralda When I Was Puerto Rican
Shakespeare, William Hamlet
Stork, Francisco X. Marcelo in the Real World
Tan, Amy The Joy Luck Club
Walker, Alice The Color Purple
Walls, Jeannette The Glass Castle
Wells, H. G. The Time Machine
West, Dorothy The Wedding
Wharton, Edith Ethan Frome
Alvarez, Julia In the Time of the Butterflies
Asimov, Isaac Foundation
Bambara, Toni The Salt Eaters
Bernier-Grand, Carmen Frida: Viva La Vida! Long Live Life!
Brooks, Gwendolyn A Year of Wonders
Bryson, Bill Shakespeare: The World as Stage
Cisneros, Sandra Caramelo
Cox, Lynne Swimming to Antarctica: Tales of a... Swimmer
Du Bois,W. E. B. The Souls of Black Folks
Faulkner, William Light in August
Grisham, John Street Lawyer
Hardy, Thomas Return of the Native
Head, Bessie When Rain Clouds Gather
Helfer, Andrew Malcolm X: A Graphic Biography
Hinds, Gareth Beowulf (graphic novel)
Ishiguro, Kazuo Never Let Me Go
Jordan, June Soldier: A Poet's Childhood
FJoyce, James A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
Juette, Melvin Wheelchair Warrior: Gangs... and Basketball
Kidd, Sue Monk The Secret Life of Bees
Kincaid, Jamaica Annie John
Lahiri, Jhumpa Interpreter of Maladies
Lansing, Alfred Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage
McCall, Nathan Makes Me Wanna Holler
McCarthy, Cormac The Road
McEwan, Ian Atonement
McKinley, Robin Spindle's End
Niffenegger, Audrey Time Traveler's Wife
Obama, Barack Dreams from My Father
Parker, Robert B. Judas Goat
Petry, Ann The Street
Rawles, Nancy My Jim
Roach, Mary Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers
Sebold, Alice The Lovely Bones
Shakur, Tupac A Rose that Grew from Concrete
Smiley, Jane A Thousand Acres
Steinbeck, John East of Eden
Styron, William The Confessions of Nat Turner
Verdell, A. J. The Good Negress
Virgil Aeneid
Volponi, Paul Black and White
Voltaire Candide
Vonnegut, Kurt Slaughterhouse Five
White, T. H. The Once and Future King
Williams, Tennessee A Streetcar Named Desire
Adams, Douglas. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
Adams, Richard. Watership Down.
Allison, Jennifer. Gilda Joyce: The Ladies of the Lake.
Armstrong, Kelley. The Summoning
Azuma, Kiyohiko. Yotsuba To! 5.
Bartoletti, Susan Campbell. The Boy Who Dared.
Bauer, Joan. Squashed.
Bertagna, Julie. Exodus.
Bosch, Pseudonymous. The Name of This Book Is Secret.
Buchan, John. The Thirty-Nine Steps.
Butcher, Jim. Furies of Calderon.
Byrd, A.J. Chasing Romeo.
Cabot, Meg. Being Nikki.
Cabot, Meg. Moving Day
Cabot, Meg. Pants on Fire.
Carter, Ally. Don't Judge a Girl by Her Cover.
Chase, Paula. Don't Get it Twisted
Chevalier, Tracy. Girl with a Pearl Earring.
Chima, Cinda Williams. The Warrior Heir.
Choldenko, Gennifer. If a Tree Falls at Lunch Period.
Clare, Cassandra. City of Bones.
Clements, Andrew. Extra Credit.
Cole, Stephen. Thieves Like Us.
Colfer, Eoin. The Supernaturalist.
Collins, Suzanne. Gregor and the Prophecy of the Bane
Collins, Suzanne. The Hunger Games. SF.
Cooper, Susan. Victory.
Corbett, Sue. Free Baseball.
Creech, Sharon. The Castle Corona.
Creech, Sharon. Heartbeat.
Crichton, Michael. The Andromeda Strain.
Cummings, Priscilla. The Red Kayak.
Dean, Zoey. Talent.
Dessen, Sarah. Along for the Ride.
Dessen, Sarah. The Truth About Forever.
Dicamillo, Kate. Tiger Rising.
Dickens, Charles. Oliver Twist.
Duncan, Lois. Down a Dark Hall. .
Durst, Sarah Beth. Out of the Wild.
Ewing, Lynne. Divine One-The Sisters of Isis, Book 2.
Face Relations. Edited by Marilyn Singer.
Flanagan, John. Ranger's Apprentice Book 5: The Sorcerer of the North.
Friend, Natasha. Perfect.
Funke, Cornelia Caroline. Inkdeath.
Gauthier, Gail. Happy Kid.
Grogan, John. Marley: A Dog Like No Other.
Haddix, Margaret Peterson. Just Ella.
Halam, Ann. Dr. Franklin's Island.
Hale, Shannon. Princess Academy.
Hall, Megan Kelley. Sisters of Misery.
Harris, Alex and Brett Harris. Do Hard Things.
Harrison, Emma. The Best Girl.
*Hautman, Pete. Stone Cold.
Holt, Simon. The Devouring.
Hopkins, Ellen. Crank.
Hornby, Nick. Songbook.
Horowitz, Anthony. Ark Angel.
Horowitz, Anthony. Raven's Gate.
Horowitz, Anthony. Scorpia.
Horowitz, Anthony. Stormbreaker.
Hulme, John and Michael Wexler. The Split Second.
Hunter, Erin. Starlight.

By Bill Turque  | January 25, 2011; 10:03 AM ET
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Is there a way people can give credit/gift card to a vendor (like Follett, Baker & Taylor, Bound To Stay Bound etc.) that Ms Jackson could draw upon to order books WITH processing, which means they will come barcoded with a datafile for her circulation system?

Posted by: edlharris | January 25, 2011 12:54 PM | Report abuse

Where can books be sent? Is it OK if they are gently used?

Posted by: ls123 | January 25, 2011 2:05 PM | Report abuse

The librarian should create an Amazon wish list for the school library which would insure that the books are sent to the correct address.

Posted by: ellemorgan | January 26, 2011 10:28 AM | Report abuse

The Amazon wish list has been created. Here is the link

Or you can just search by Ballou Senior High school. She only has about 50 on the list So if you want to buy other on her list above send to

Ballou Senior High School
3401 4th ST SE
Washington, DC 20032

Ballou Senior High

Posted by: Brooklander | January 29, 2011 6:24 PM | Report abuse

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