Our needs often change, but the following are books we can always use more of and are always accepting! They must be clean and paperback.
African American History
Work Out / Fitness
Current year daily/weekly/monthly planners
Biography – celebrities, famous Black figures
Puzzle Books (Soduko, word search, crosswords)
Adult Coloring Books
Business / Finance / Wealth Building
Trade Books (plumbing, HVAC, Carpentry Home Building, etc , anything DIY)
Cars / Motorcycles
Art – how to draw, etc (not books of art)
Crafts – how to
Wicca / Pagan Mythology
Occult / New Age
Paranormal / Conspiracy
Please check our wishlist
You can also support inmates by volunteering (safely, separately) and donating (money or books)
We have a lot of requests for:
• Adult coloring books
• Fantasy novels
• Greg Isles
• Danielle Steele
• James Patterson
• Book on Wicca, spells, and astrology
• Bibles and study bibles
• Techincal books (heavy machinery, farming, trade skills)
• True Crime
• Composition books
We received this drawing, titled, ” A Prisoner’s Point of View,” in a letter today. For folks behind bars, nightmarish scenes aren’t relegated to Halloween. Help us send books to people like this artist by making a donation today.
We’re stoked that volunteering at BHB is part of the curriculum for a “Philosophy of Happiness” class at Millsaps College this semester.
“Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more.” ― H. Jackson Brown Jr.
We are all out of Manga! Can you help? Donations can be dropped off anytime outside 133 Millsaps Ave in Jackson.
Did you know that we are always in need of composition books? We typically buy them at Dollar Tree, but this time of year brings awesome sales! They are currently just 50 cents at Walmart. You can help by donating funds or composition books!
Kelsey saw a bunch of cars parked outside our space today and was asking if he could wash cars. One of our volunteers asked if he could vacuum the inside after they dropped off some books at the thrift store across the street.
“Are you giving those books away? I love books. Can I look through them first?”
We told him about our mission and his eyes got wide. “Oh my God, I just got out of Parchman. I can’t believe I’m meeting you guys!” Kelsey had received books from us on the inside.
Kelsey is starting a car detailing business and is currently at a halfway house. We asked him to pick out all the books he wanted from the shelves. Here’s what he chose.
We are currently accepting general book donations! Please make sure your donations are in reasonably good condition and are paperback.
We especially need Stephen King books and all books in the Twilight Series.