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Angel Tree 2017

This year's Left Bank Books Angel Tree is collecting books for the Central Visual and Performing Arts High School library in the St. Louis Public School District.

Here is a word from CVPA English Teacher Maggie Schuh:

"When I started teaching at Central Visual & Performing Arts High School, I was surprised and upset to discover there was no school library. The library we shared with Cleveland ROTC had been recently closed, and our students had no easy access to literature. For years, I have been haunted by this fact, and for years, I have brainstormed ways to remedy this situation. In the fall of this year, after much planning and more planning, we have officially opened a school library. Most of the books in there to start were donated by CVPA teachers. But as word spread, we received donations from people in our neighborhood, lovers of the arts, friends and family, even students have graciously brought in books they’ve already read. It has been a community labor of love – one that is already reaping benefits.

"Since debuting the library about a month ago, we have checked out over 400 books to students. I’ve lost count of the number of times kids have come up to me and verbalized some variety of the sentiment: 'I never liked reading before now,' or 'these books are better than the stuff you make us read.' And while I laugh at their newfound appreciation of novels, I truly believe a love of literature leads to lifelong learning."

You can help these student expand their educational resources and gain opportunities to read for fun simply by buying a book for donation today.  Below are a list of suggested titles, but any book appropriate for middle or high school reading is welcome.  To donate online, simply place your order as usual, select "I would like to pick this order up at the store," and in the order comments, mention that this book is an Angel Tree donation.

For questions or more information, contact Left Bank Books' Children's and Teen Specialist Sarah Holt at sarah.h@left-bank.com

An Enchantment of Ravens Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481497589
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - September 26th, 2017

Kids Like Us Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780374306281
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Farrar Straus Giroux - November 14th, 2017

The Wild Book Cover Image
By Juan Villoro, Lawrence Schimel (Translator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781632061478
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Restless Books - November 14th, 2017

Night of Cake & Puppets (Daughter of Smoke & Bone) Cover Image
By Laini Taylor, Jim Di Bartolo (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316439190
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 12th, 2017

The Memory Trees Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062366238
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Katherine Tegen Books - October 10th, 2017

Epic Crush of Genie Lo Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781419725487
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Harry N. Abrams - August 8th, 2017

Eleanor & Park Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250012579
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: St. Martin's Griffin - February 26th, 2013

All the Crooked Saints Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780545930802
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Scholastic Press - October 10th, 2017

Spinning Cover Image
By Tillie Walden, Tillie Walden (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781626729407
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: First Second - September 12th, 2017

An Ember in the Ashes Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9781595148049
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Razorbill - February 9th, 2016

Girl Against the Universe Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780062379979
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: HarperTeen - June 6th, 2017

The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781492652755
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sourcebooks Fire - December 5th, 2017

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We Are Okay Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525425892
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - February 14th, 2017

Five Flavors of Dumb Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780142419434
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Speak - September 29th, 2011

Death or Ice Cream? Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781567926101
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Davd R. Godine - November 1st, 2017

The Lairdbalor Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781683365877
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Turner - October 10th, 2017

Elemental Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780142425169
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Speak - November 14th, 2013

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Dumplin' Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780062327192
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Balzer + Bray - March 14th, 2017

This Adventure Ends Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781250129376
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Square Fish - December 5th, 2017

All the Wind in the World Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781616206666
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Algonquin Young Readers - October 10th, 2017

The Weight of Feathers Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781250115997
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Thomas Dunne Book for St. Martin's Griffin - September 26th, 2017

In Other Lands Cover Image
By Sarah Rees Brennan, Carolyn Nowak (Illustrator)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781618731203
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Big Mouth House - August 15th, 2017

Jaya and Rasa. a Love Story Cover Image
$11.95
ISBN: 9781941026878
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Cinco Puntos Press - September 19th, 2017

Uncanny Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062290168
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Published: Greenwillow Books - September 5th, 2017

The Innocence Treatment Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781626728806
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - October 17th, 2017

Whale Talk Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780061771316
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Greenwillow Books - June 30th, 2009

Sunshine Is Forever Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9781942645627
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Inkshares - August 29th, 2017

The Last Namsara (Iskari #1) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062567987
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: HarperTeen - October 3rd, 2017

Echo After Echo Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780763691646
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - October 10th, 2017

Emmy & Oliver Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780062330604
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperTeen - September 5th, 2017

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The Blood Between Us Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780062307927
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperTeen - August 8th, 2017

Red Queen Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062310644
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperTeen - June 7th, 2016

Piper Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780448493664
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Razorbill - October 31st, 2017

The Wicker King Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250101549
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Imprint - October 31st, 2017