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Help Build a Community Library for Students in Nairobi

Please join us in helping to build a community library for young people living and attending schools in Nairobi's informal settlements. Through this wishlist, Boogie Down Books is partnering with Kenya Big Picture Learning (KBPL), an organization whose goal is to empower youth and families in marginalized communities through education and opportunity. Books purchased from this wishlist will help to seed a community library and reading center that will benefit approximately 1500 students attending three partner schools by helping to improve students' reading skills and build their love of reading. The mix of titles on this wishlist was especially curated to provide students with opportunities to see their own experiences, identities, and histories represented while also allowing them to learn about other people, places, and cultures. Many Kenyan students do not have access to books that are not textbooks, so the wishlist titles were selected to promote imagination and exploration. KBPL particularly requested fiction, comic books, and works by African writers, and we can't wait to hear what these young readers think about Jason Reynolds, Elizabeth Acevedo, and Tomi Adeyemi! IMPORTANT: Books will be delivered to KBPL by a group of educators from the New York City area who are traveling to Nairobi in February 2020. Please use the following as your shipping address: Ridge High School / ATTN: Chiara Kupiec / 268 South Finley Avenue / Basking Ridge, NJ 07920. Email info@boogiedownbooks.com with any questions or concerns. Thank you for your generosity!

This wish list may no longer be valid. It was for an event on January 1, 2020.

ProductsWantedOn-line PurchaseIn-Store PurchasePurchaseTotal
Mama Panya's Pancakes: A Village Tale from Kenya
9781905236640
$8.99
$44.95
We All Went on Safari: A Counting Journey Through Tanzania
9781841481197
$8.99
$44.95
Ghost (Track #1)
9781481450164
$7.99
$39.95
The Ear, the Eye, and the Arm
9780545356619
$7.99
$39.95
Zenzele: A Letter for My Daughter
9780385318228
$17.00
$85.00
Things Fall Apart: A Novel
9780385474542
$13.00
$65.00
My Rows and Piles of Coins
9780358124474
$8.99
$44.95
The Color Purple
9780156031820
$9.99
$49.95
Nya's Long Walk: A Step at a Time
9781328781338
$17.99
$89.95
Booked (The Crossover Series)
9781328596307
$8.99
$44.95
Sleep Well, Siba and Saba
9781911373094
$17.99
$89.95
MARVEL's Black Panther: The Junior Novel
9780316413206
$6.99
$34.95
The Crossover (Graphic Novel) (The Crossover Series)
9781328575494
$12.99
$64.95
The Heaven Shop
9781554550869
$12.95
$64.75
Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet Book 1
9781302900533
$16.99
$84.95
The Rap Year Book: The Most Important Rap Song From Every Year Since 1979, Discussed, Debated, and Deconstructed
9781419718182
$19.95
$99.75
Chanda's Secrets
9781550378344
$11.95
$59.75
Black Panther Book 7: The Intergalactic Empire of Wakanda Part 2
9781302912949
$17.99
$89.95
I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World (Young Readers Edition)
9780316327916
$10.99
$54.95
Diamond Boy
9780316320689
$10.99
$54.95
Black Panther Book 6: The Intergalactic Empire of Wakanda Part 1 (Black Panther by Ta-Nehisi Coates (2018) #1)
9781302912932
$17.99
$89.95
Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood (Pantheon Graphic Library)
9780375714573
$15.95
$79.75
Zahrah the Windseeker
9780547020280
$8.99
$44.95
Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet Book 2
9781302900540
$15.99
$79.95
The Power of One
9780440239130
$7.99
$39.95
Black Panther Book 4: Avengers of the New World Book 1
9781302906498
$16.99
$84.95
Out of My Mind
9781416971719
$9.99
$49.95
A Girl Called Problem
9780802854049
$9.00
$45.00
The Queen of Katwe: One Girl's Triumphant Path to Becoming a Chess Champion
9781501127182
$16.00
$80.00
Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet Book 3
9781302901912
$16.99
$84.95
To All the Boys I've Loved Before
9781442426719
$10.99
$54.95
Black Panther Book 5: Avengers of the New World Part 2
9781302909888
$19.99
$99.95
Rise of the Black Panther
9781302908843
$17.99
$89.95
Black Panther & the Crew: We Are the Streets
9781302908324
$17.99
$89.95
The Poet X
9780062662804
$17.99
$89.95
The Hate U Give
9780062498533
$18.99
$94.95
Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance
9781400082773
$18.00
$90.00
Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orisha #1)
9781250170972
$18.99
$94.95
Who Is Barack Obama? (Who Was?)
9780448453309
$5.99
$29.95
Barack Obama: Out of Many, One (Step into Reading)
9780375863394
$4.99
$24.95
Long Way Down
9781481438261
$11.99
$54.95
Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters
9780375835278
$17.99
$89.95
Miles Morales: Spider-Man (A Marvel YA Novel)
9781484788509
$9.99
$49.95
Seeds of Change: Planting a Path to Peace
9781600603679
$19.95
$94.75
The Record Keeper
9781789091151
$14.95
$74.75
The Sun Is Also a Star
9780553496710
$12.99
$64.95
Unbowed: A Memoir
9780307275202
$17.00
$85.00
Everything, Everything
9780553496673
$10.99
$54.95
New Kid
9780062691194
$12.99
$64.95
Sulwe
9781534425361
$17.99
$89.95
The Life of Frederick Douglass: A Graphic Narrative of a Slave's Journey from Bondage to Freedom
9780399581441
$19.99
$99.95
The Proudest Blue: A Story of Hijab and Family
9780316519007
$17.99
$62.97
Copper Sun
9781416953487
$11.99
$59.95
Sold
9780786851720
$10.99
$44.95
Never Fall Down: A Novel
9780061730955
$10.99
$49.95
Inside Out and Back Again
9780061962790
$8.99
$44.95
Akata Witch
9780142420911
$10.99
$54.95
It's Trevor Noah: Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood (Adapted for Young Readers)
9780525582168
$17.99
$89.95
A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story
9780547577319
$8.99
$44.95
The Red Pencil
9780316247825
$8.99
$44.95
Buried Beneath the Baobab Tree
9780062696724
$17.99
$89.95
Americanah
9780307455925
$16.00
$80.00
Wangari's Trees of Peace: A True Story from Africa
9781328869210
$7.99
$39.95
Planting the Trees of Kenya: The Story of Wangari Maathai
9780374399184
$18.99
$94.95
A Grain of Wheat (Penguin African Writers Series #2)
9780143106760
$17.00
$85.00
Petals of Blood (Penguin African Writers Series #1)
9780143039174
$17.00
$85.00
Weep Not, Child (Penguin African Writers Series #3)
9780143106692
$16.00
$80.00
Say You're One of Them
9780316086370
$14.99
$74.95
One Day I Will Write About This Place: A Memoir
9781555976248
$16.00
$80.00
The River Between (Penguin African Writers Series #4)
9780143107491
$16.00
$80.00