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Lucy Byrnes
A student drops a book in the book collection drive for incarcerated people, sponsored by the Intersectional Feminism Club. Donations will be accepted through Nov. 1 in the high school lobby.

Books are being collected for incarcerated people, sponsored by the Intersectional Feminism Club, through Nov. 1 in the high school lobby.

According to club member Cassia Collins, the club members are collecting books to be sent to the Midwest Books to Prisoners Book Drive, an organization that provides educational access and quality materials to people who are incarcerated. 

All types of books except for children’s books are welcome. 

This is the second year in a row the club has sponsored this drive. Stella Sturgill, a club co-leader, said she was inspired to involve the club in this book drive by the Misdwest Books to Prisoners organization. 

“It seemed like a small thing I could do that would make a big difference for a lot of people,” Stella said. 

Stella said the club is sponsoring this event because a main goal of the club is to “appreciate complicated issues from all perspectives.”

The book drive is also related to the abolition feminism movement, which Stella said was “founded on the basis of creating space for unseen and neglected experiences.”

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Mira Reddy is a member of the Class of 2027. She took her first journalism class in the 2022-23 school year when she was a ninth grader. She is also on the soccer team and enjoys reading in her spare time.
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    Alex TrabeckNov 11, 2023 at 1:14 am

    It’s good that Midwest Books to Prisoners cares about other kinds of incarcerated people too. But can’t someone talk to them about the other kinds of quality (not children’s!) materials produced on the coasts? Especially the East Coast, it publishes a lot of books of all genres and genders and they need to find a good home, even if it’s just the slammer.

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