Books Are Pretty

Friday, March 31, 2006

Public Service Announcements.

Ginger Mayerson, my editor at the Journal of the Lincoln Heights Literary Society has worked her editorial magic on a book. And They Cook Too is a compilation of recipes from bloggers, who, it goes without saying, should not be argued with on the subject of food. The book is a fundraiser for Doctors Without Borders, an organization so noble and great I wish I'd been smart enough to go to medical school and work for them. Copies are $15 bucks, and you not only get dozens of tasty recipes, but the good feeling you get knowing your money isn't going into the pocket of Dick Cheney's well-tailored suit, but is instead providing much needed medical care to impoverished and desperate people the world over.

If you prefer doing something that assists the disadvantaged in Chicago (Books Are Pretty's HQ), commenter Julie Martin told me about her organization Bread for the Head, who provides new books to low-income children in Cook County. According to the web site, most of the children assisted through this program have never owned a new book.

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