We carry on our drive with 2021 inaugural picks that feature practicality, physical well-being, and a correction check on insanity
Purchase four works for $30 (30% off retail): a Men's Health guide to working out without weights, simple steps for performing yoga, an instruction booklet for growing herbs, and a sober look at conspiracy theories (a topic commonly requested by incarcerated readers)
January 2021's pick: Health, wellness, and a reality check--four books for $30
Following December's drive (The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2021; Shook One: Anxiety Playing Tricks on Me by Charlamagne Tha God; and Straight Outta Dodge City), we begin the New Year with books that respond to requests from incarcerated readers on how to garden, stay physically fit, and make sense of conspiracy theory: Men's Health Best: Weight-Free Workout; Cults, Conspiracies & Secret Societies: The Straight Scoop on Freemasons, the Illuminati, Skull and Bones, Black Helicopters, The New World Order, and Many, Many More; Backyard Farming: Growing Herbs for Food and Medicine; and Instant Yoga: Exercises and Guidance for Everyday Wellness.
Why it is important to donate to NYC Books Through Bars
While the NYC Books Through Bars program operating out of Freebird's basement is currently limiting in-person volunteering and drop offs due to COVID-19, book requests continue to pour in from prisons around the country: nearly 300 per week. In response to the challenges of accepting those donations during the pandemic, we have started a monthly program in which specific, in-demand titles can be purchased through Freebird at a discount. These books will be sent to incarcerated readers across the country. To learn more about how NYC Books Through Bars began, and what impact access to reading material has on the incarcerated, check out this conversation we hosted between NYC BTB co-founder Victoria Law and Orange Is the New Black author Piper Kerman: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/piper-kerman-and
To learn more about the important work NYC Books Through Bars does, go here.
Looking for a book for yourself? Check out our page at Bookshop.org, including lists of recommended reads from Piper Kerman, Victoria Law, Albert Woodfox, Victor LaValle, Mat Johnson, and others!
Want to give a gift card? Freebird has e-gift cards available here for your birthday and holiday needs (and to redeem for future book drives)!
Three wise titles for an idiotic year
November's pick features reference books, crafts, and games--among the most requested materials at prisons nationwide.
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