I’m saddened to hear that there is a detention center for immigrants at Yuba City, California, the setting for my middle grade novel, Step Up to the Plate, Maria Singh, and the site of so much rich, yet troubled, immigrant history in the 20th century.
From blogger and activist Nathalie Mvondo:
Faithful Friends, a grassroots group, set up a book drive for the immigrants at the Yuba City Immigration Detention Center. We’re making a list of 50 books (the limit we were given) and are looking for titles both in English and Spanish, some in Mandarin. Any thoughts? All titles need to be available in paperback.
Requests include all genres: mystery, thrillers, Latin American Folk Stories, psychology (more specifically something on facial gestures), horror/terror, romance, vagueros..
Some of the authors and titles requested are Children of the Matrix (Spanish), Life And Times of Pancho, Ringside Seat to a Revolution by Daniel Romo, Maximum Ride Series by James Patterson, etc. I’m working on a spreadsheet, that I will share as soon as it’s ready. Thank you. Please share if you wouldn’t mind.
PS: Early book donations can be sent to:
140 B Street, Suite 5 #237
Davis, CA 95616.
These kids need so much, but for now, books can help to ease pain and tedium.