DONATE A BOOK
You can help diversify representation on the bookshelf in a SPS classroom
and support a Black-owned small business at the same time!
Choose a book or books to donate.
Order the book from our partner, Susie’s Stories.
The books will be delivered to Sharon Public Schools by SREA.
List of titles
Shirley Chisholm is a Verb! By Veronica Chambers
The ABCs of Black History by Rio Cortez
Ready to Fly: How Sylvia Townsend Became the Bookmobile Ballerina by Lea Lyon and A. LaFaye
Child of the Civil Rights Movement by Paula Young Shelton
Carter Reads the Newspaper by Deborah Hopkinson
Undefeated by Kwame Alexander
The Teachers March! How Selma’s Teachers Changed History by Sandra Neil Wallace and Rich Wallace
Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History by Vashti Harrison
Please, Baby, Please by Spike Lee and Tonya Lewis Lee
Lola Loves Stories by Anna McQuinn
Bright Eyes, Brown Skin by Cheryl Willis Hudson and Bernette G. Ford
Rocket Says Look Up! By Nathan Bryon
M is for Melanin by Tiffani Rose
I Love My Hair by Natasha Anastasia Tarpley
I am Enough by Grace Byers
Every Little Thing by Cedella Marley and Bob Marley
When God Made You by Mathew Paul Turner
Black Boy, Black Boy by Crown Shepherd
My Brown Skin by Dr. Thomishia Booker
Dad, Who Will I Be by G. Todd Taylor
Black is a Rainbow Color by Angela Joy
Jabari Tries by Gaia Cornwall
Ty’s Travels series by Kelly Starling
Sulwe by Lupita Nyong’o
The Bell Rang by James E. Ransome
I am a Confident King by Jasmine Furr
Hair Love by Matthew A Cherry
Not Quite Snow White by Ashley Franklin
He’s Got The Whole World in His Hands by Kadir Nelson
All Because You Matter by Tami Charles
Your Name is a Song by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow
Where’s Rodney? By Carmen Bogan
Harriet Gets Carried Away by Jessie Sima
We Came to America by Faith Ringgold
Ana and Andrew series by Christine Platt
The Water Princess by Susan Verde
White Water by Michael S. Bandy and Eric Stein
Brown Boy Joy by Dr. Thomishia Booker
Northbound: A Train RIde Out of Segregation by Michael S. Bandy and Eric Stein
Granddaddy’s Turn: A Journey to the Ballot Box by Michael S. Bandy and Eric Stein
Ron’s Big Mission by Rose Blue
Upper Grade Fiction/Historical Fiction Chapter Books
Dragons in a Bag by Zetta Elliot
Black Brother, Black Brother by Jewell Parker Rhodes
From the Desk of Zoe Washington by Janae Marks
Blended by Sharon Draper
Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia
Some Places More Than Others by Renée Watson
Finding Langston by Lesa Cline-Ransome
Something to Say by Lisa Moore Ramée
Never Caught, the Story of Ona Judge Young Readers’ Edition by Erica Armstrong and Kathleen Van Cleve
Hidden Figures Young Readers’ Edition by Margot Lee Shetterly
Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky by Kwame Mbalia
The Only Black Girls in Town by Brandy Colbert
Finding Mighty by Sheela Chari
Twins by Varian Johnson and Shannon Wright
Betty Before X by Ilyasah Shabazz and Renée Watson
This Promise for Change by Jo Ann Boyce and Debbie Levy
March series by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin
Infinite Hope: A Black Artist’s Journey From World War II to Peace by Ashley Bryan
Locomotion by Jacqueline Woodson
Ghost by Jason Reynolds
Reaching For The Moon: The Autobiography of NASA Mathematician Katherine Johnson by Katherine Johnson
How to order
Susie’s Stories, a Black-owned business in Rockport, MA, is ready to take your order!
Choose any title(s) from the SREA list
Email or call to place your order. Susie and Doug will be happy to help you!
Ask to have your book selection(s) shipped to SREA.
If you wish, designate which classroom you would like to receive the book
Phone: (508) 233-8418
Susie’s Stories will ship all donated books to SREA for distribution to Sharon Public Schools classrooms.
To learn more about Susie's Stories and to view their online book selections visit their website.
Q: I want the book I buy to go to my child’s classroom. Is there a way to make sure that happens?
A: Yes. Please tell Susie. She will add that to the spreadsheet that she will share with SREA.
Q: Why not just go through Amazon? It’s so much easier!
A: By ordering from Susie’s Stories, you are supporting a Massachusetts-based, Black-owned small business -- during a pandemic. Your extra effort will support this business at a critical time. AND Susie will keep track of all donation requests for us -- so that we can ensure that every book goes where it is supposed to. It’s a win-win.