Listen to the first episode of APBP’s new podcast, “Contact Across the Divide,” featuring stories from APBP and West Virginia Innocence Project volunteers and exploring stories about what facilities, limits, and motivates contact with incarcerated populations.
Contact Across the Divide: Episode 1
We have collected letters with very specific requests that we cannot fill because we don’t have what they want in our storage space. We’ve reached out to our wonderful network for donations. Posting here because the list is so interesting!
• American Sign Language (2 copies needed)
• Beginner’s Spanish (3 copies needed)
• Bible (2 copies needed)
• Bible (large print) (2 copies needed)
• Book of Enoch
• Card tricks (how-to)
• Contemporary novel in Spanish
• Cross stitch book
• Crossword/word search/word puzzle book
• Dictionary (large print) (2 copies needed)
• Dungeon & Dragon (how-to play)
• Garfield comics
• Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein”
• Planner/journal (2017-2018 with decorations/leaves)
• Star Wars book
• Stephen King’s “It”
On Sept. 22, 2017, APBP sorted through the letters we have received over the past decade! This is step-one in our plan to create a digital archives.
We received this beautiful card at APBP in August 2017: “I also want to thank personally Corina for finding the transgender workbook I received. It was super helpful and several of my friends have found it educational as well.”
Wondering what the women’s book club will be reading? Here is our fall schedule!
September 1 Writing Workshop
September 29 “Worse Than Slavery”: Parchman Farm and the Ordeal of Jim Crow Justice by David Oshinsky. Excerpt from Slavery By Another Name by Douglas Blackmon
October 13 Writing Workshop
October 27 The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
November 10 Writing Workshop
December 1 God Help the Child by Toni Morrison
December 16 Writing Workshop / Celebration
APBP is a serious joy. Interns and volunteers selected books, stopped traffic, and moved 90 boxes of books across a small city + campus to be recycled. Katie Vogelpohl, Beth Staley, Corina Scott, and Emilie Shumway, you are superheroes!