Overdue Update!

We’ve been remiss about updating our blog, but rest assured APBP is going strong! We are nearing our 20,000th book mailed to people imprisoned in the Appalachian region, and we continue to facilitate two books inside a federal prison in WV.

The book clubs meet every other week in a women’s and men’s prison. Here are some of the books from the past couple years:

Octavia Butler, Kindred and Parable of the Sower
Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha
Natalie Goldberg, Writing Down the Bones
Julia Alvarez, How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accent and In the Time of the Butterflies
Alex Kotlowicz, There Are No Children Here
Ernest Gaines, A Lesson Before Dying
Michelle Alexander, The New Jim Crow
Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Barbara Ehrenreich, Nickel and Dimed
James Baldwin, “Sonny’s Blues”
Chimimanda Ngozi Adichie, Americanah
Edwidge Danticat, Farming of the Bones
Fred Chappelle, I am One of You Forever
Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God
Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird and Go Set a Watchman
Bryan Stevenson, Just Mercy
Geraldine Brooks, Year of Wonders
Jhumpa Lahiri, Unaccustomed Earth
August Wilson, Two Trains Running
Kazuo Ishiguro, Never Let Me Go
Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man
Autobiography of Malcolm X
Lorraine Hansberry, Raisin in the Sun

(Be sure to check out our FB page, which tends to be more timely than our blog.)

Written by Appalachian Prison Book Project

The Appalachian Prison Book Project (APBP) is a nonprofit organization based in Morgantown, WV. APBP sends free books to people imprisoned in six states in the Appalachian region: West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee.

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