This is Bertrand E. Brown, author of the novel, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter. And although I would love your support and hope that every one of you purchases a copy that is not why I am here today.
As many of you already know, I am a former elementary and middle school teacher, having taught in both North Carolina and New York City for the past sixteen years. (Am I telling my age?) Aside from that I have spent a good deal of time working with so-called, at-risk or high-risk teenagers. And although I have a strong passion for writing, my first love has always been teaching and working with children. I have gotten away from
that somewhat in the past two years but have not and cannot forget the needs of our children.
In Greensboro, N.Carolina where I now reside, the drop-out rate is rapidly approaching an incredible fifty percent and I see little improvement as another school comes to a close. I am therefore, in the process of setting up a library to go along with the reading program we've already established with the hopes of increasing literacy and enabling our children to be more productive citizens.
At present our concentration is primarily with juniors and seniors in high school and I am only hoping that you can aid me in my endeavors by
donating a few books.
Well, what can I donate you may ask? I've found, (to my surprise), that they're reading the same things you and I are and I really don't mind as long as they are reading. If you loved it then they probably will also.
I have found that those that are reading are reading Eric Jerome Dickey, Benilde Little, Francis Ray, James Frey, etc. So, if you can find it in your heart to bless them with a few books I, as will they, sincerely appreciate it. Send one book or a thousand. It doesn't matter. We are grateful for any and all!!
You will also find that by indicating that you are shipping books and ask for the media rate at the post office that it is very, very inexpensive. If, however, you find this to be too much of an inconvenience and would rather send a gift certificate for Barnes & Nobles or Borders that would be fine.
Again, I thank you for your time support and cooperation. Pls. address all books and correspondences to:
The Literacy Library
c/o Bertrand E. Brown
1706 Kay St.
Greensboro NC 27405.
Bertrand E. Brown
author of The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
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