My boys are probably going to be drowning in books for the rest of their lives. Other boys aren't as lucky, book-wise, and life-wise. Guys Lit Wire is urging all of us who care about books and helping boys to put our money where our mouths are. Please visit their Book Fair for Boys to help the teens incarcerated in the LA County Juvenile Justice System get books. There you will find instructions on how to buy something from the Guys Lit Wire wishlist at Powells, and the address to which the books should be sent.
I have been visiting the wishlist on and off through the course of the day (it beats checking my blogstats), and it is great to see more "fulfilled" notices next to great books, and to know that those books are going to readers who need them so very much. This runs for thirteen more days, and I am looking forward to continued checking on it.
I bought My Family and Other Animals, and Holes. I do hope that the boys who read the first one, in particular, will enjoy it as much as I do. Who knows, maybe it will inspire someone to be a zoologist.