These are the books they are looking for:
-Books at U.S 4th to 8th grade reading level.
-Children’s fiction and non-fiction
-Teacher's resource books for school libraries
-Encyclopedias less than 15 years old
-Accurate up-to-date atlases
-Books with universal themes (friendships, animals, love)
-Books like Chicken Soup for the Soul (inspiring stories with life skills lessons)
-Books about Africa or African-Americans
-Educational kids science and literary magazines in good condition
-Brain teasers, flash cards, educational games and puzzles
They also need about $500 to help ship the books. So you can donate money if you don't want to donate books. Here's a short cut. If you don't want to pay for shipping (because you are international or you have to buy books anyway and don't want to spend the extra money) go on the Book Depository Website (found here) which has free world wide shipping. Just put Shannon's address in instead of your own. Or if you don't mind spending money on shipping go to the Book Outlet (here) which has super cheap books but does have some shipping costs and again send it directly to Shannon. Shannon's address can be found here. Read the information then send Shannon and email with what you are going to do and also to get the exact address. I challenge every single one of you to send books to help these children. The deadline is May 15, 2014. I know I will be going through my bookshelf as well as sending an order from Book Outlet. And if all of my readers, few though you may be, send a couple books we will be able to make a difference.
If you do send books let me know down in the comments.