Barnstable Ally Group Book Drive

Help us reach our goal of putting 500 books into the backpacks of all 4th grade students at Barnstable United Elementary by June 3rd!

About the Barstable Ally Group:
The Barnstable Ally Group is a local organization whose mission is to uplift marginalized people and to assist in the battle against racism, homophobia, transphobia, sexism, xenophobia, anti-semitism, Islamophobia, and all forms of discrimination and bias. They seek to educate and empower allies that will change the world. They serve as a hub of resources for children and adults in our community, focusing on the eradication of systemic racism and descrimination. They recognize that there is a critical need to ensure that voices, stories, histories, and cultures of marginalized groups are heard, taught, and seen to promote change. The Barnstable Ally Group also creates, shares, and supports resources in our schools and communities in order to become a better ally. Their hope is to cultivate a safe space for marginalized people and allies to connect.

Book Drive Details:
Last year we had over 600 books donated that went directly to every student at Hyannis West Elementary. Additional books went to students at BCIS and newly registered students in Barnstable Public Schools. This year we hope to give a book to every 4th grade student at the Barnstable United Elementary School. We recognize the need for all students to have the opportunity to identify with, make connections with, and read about characters of color and books with diverse themes. It is our hope that with your donation, students of color and other marginalized groups will more deeply engage with the literature they are reading, all while strengthening a positive cultural identity in the process.

While we will gladly accept book donations at any time, we kindly ask that donations arrive by Friday, June 3, 2022. This will allow us to go through the donations, create bundles and have them ready to go into backpacks in our schools before the end of the school year!

If you order through Titcomb's Bookshop, we will deliver the books to the school. You can also mail or drop off books to:

Centerville Public Library
Attn: Kim White (Drop Off Box Available During Open Hours)
658 Bay Lane M, Tu, W, F: 10-5, Th: 10-7, Sa: 10-2
Centerville, MA 02632 585 Main St

Centerville, MA 02632

Wishtree Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250043221
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - September 26th, 2017

Through My Eyes: Ruby Bridges Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780590189231
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Published: Scholastic Press - September 1st, 1999

The Year of the Dog (A Pacy Lin Novel #1) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780316060028
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 1st, 2007

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9780316038638
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 12th, 2011

Bouncing Back Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780316524766
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 13th, 2020

Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut Cover Image
By Derrick Barnes, Gordon C. James (Illustrator)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781572842243
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Published: Agate Bolden - October 10th, 2017

Malala Yousafzai (She Dared) Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9781338149043
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Published: Scholastic Nonfiction - January 1st, 2019

Bethany Hamilton (She Dared) Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9781338149029
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Published: Scholastic Nonfiction - January 1st, 2019

Girl on Fire Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780063029569
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Published: HarperAlley - March 1st, 2022

Little Legends: Exceptional Men in Black History Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316475143
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - November 19th, 2019

Stacey’s Extraordinary Words Cover Image
By Stacey Abrams, Kitt Thomas (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9780063209473
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Published: Balzer + Bray - December 28th, 2021

The 1619 Project: Born on the Water Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593307359
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Published: Kokila - November 16th, 2021

The Undefeated Cover Image
By Kwame Alexander, Kadir Nelson (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781328780966
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Published: Versify - April 2nd, 2019

Tomatoes for Neela Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593202708
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - August 31st, 2021

I Am Mixed (I Am Book #1) Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780578110875
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Published: Stranger Kids - August 7th, 2013

My Family, Your Family (Cloverleaf Books (TM) -- Alike and Different) Cover Image
By Lisa Bullard, Renée Kurilla (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781467760294
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Published: Millbrook Press (Tm) - January 1st, 2015

Our Diversity Makes Us Stronger: Social Emotional Book for Kids about Diversity and Kindness (Children's Book for Boys and Girls) Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9781737160281
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This book cannot be returned due to publisher restrictions.
Published: Elizabeth Cole - October 7th, 2021

Mama and Mommy and Me in the Middle Cover Image
By Nina LaCour, Kaylani Juanita (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781536211511
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Published: Candlewick - March 29th, 2022

Stella Díaz to the Rescue (Stella Diaz #4) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250763105
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - March 29th, 2022

Tofu Takes Time Cover Image
By Helen H. Wu, Julie Jarema (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781506480350
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Published: Beaming Books - April 19th, 2022

I Color Myself Different Cover Image
By Colin Kaepernick, Eric Wilkerson (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781338789621
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - April 5th, 2022

My Hair is Magic! Cover Image
By M. L. Marroquin, Tonya Engel (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781624149818
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Published: Page Street Kids - October 6th, 2020

Our Skin: A First Conversation About Race (First Conversations) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593382639
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Published: Rise x Penguin Workshop - March 16th, 2021

Saffron Ice Cream Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338150520
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Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - May 29th, 2018

Mae Among the Stars Cover Image
By Roda Ahmed, Stasia Burrington (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062651730
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Published: HarperCollins - January 9th, 2018

The Day You Begin Cover Image
By Jacqueline Woodson, Rafael López (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780399246531
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - August 28th, 2018

Change Sings: A Children's Anthem Cover Image
By Amanda Gorman, Loren Long (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593203224
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - September 21st, 2021

Sulwe Cover Image
By Lupita Nyong'o, Vashti Harrison (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534425361
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - October 15th, 2019

Hair Love Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525553366
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Published: Kokila - May 14th, 2019

Milo Imagines the World Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780399549083
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - February 2nd, 2021

Just Ask!: Be Different, Be Brave, Be You Cover Image
By Sonia Sotomayor, Rafael López (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525514121
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Published: Philomel Books - September 3rd, 2019

All Are Welcome Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525579649
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - July 10th, 2018

I Believe I Can Cover Image
By Grace Byers, Keturah A. Bobo (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062667137
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Published: Balzer + Bray - March 3rd, 2020

Your Name Is a Song Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781943147724
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Published: Innovation Press - July 7th, 2020