[Book Donation Drive] Update and Rebuild Library for After School Program

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Little Tokyo Service Center


LTSC's MiCASA After School Program is looking to revamp and update our library for all of the children who participate (K-High School). Our MiCASA Coordinator has put together a wish list (see below). We ask that only these books be donated at this time. If you choose to participate in this book drive, please respond to this post with the name of the book(s) you will be donating so we can take them off the list.

All books should be new or lightly used and can be dropped off or mailed to:
ATTN: MiCASA Book Drive
231 E. Third St., Ste. G106
Los Angeles, CA 90013

In an effort to support LA local, independent bookstores, please consider purchasing from the following bookstores:
-The Last Bookstore [https://www.lastbookstorela.com]
-Skylight Books [https://www.skylightbooks.com]
-Eso Won Books [https://www.esowonbookstore.com]
-The Salt Eaters Bookshop [https://bookshop.org/shop/thesalteatersbooks]
-Stories [http://storiesla.com]
-Book Soup [https://booksoup.com]
-Vroman's [https://www.vromansbookstore.com]
-The Secret Headquarters (for all graphic novels) [https://www.thesecretheadquarters.com]

Wish List:

The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog - Mo Willems

Paper Bag Princess - Robert M. Munsch

New Moon - Pegi Deitz Shea

Amazing Grace - Mary Hoffman

Just a Minute: A Trickster Tale and Counting Book - Yuyi Morales

Fry Bread - Kevin Noble Maillard

Smile - Raina Telgemeier

Ghosts - Raina Telgemeier

Class Act - Jerry Craft

The Day You Begin - Jacqueline Woodson

This Is How We Do It - Matt LaMothe

Islandborn - Junot Diaz

Dream Big, Little One - Vashti Harrison

Eyes That Kiss in the Corners - Joanna Ho

Areli Is a Dreamer - Areli Morales

Princess Hair - Sharee Miller

Under My Hijab - Hena Khan

I Am Enough - Grace Byers

Your Name Is A Song - Jamila Thompkins-Bigelow

Where Are You From? - Yamile Saied Méndez

The Boy Who Thought Outside the Box - Marcie Wessels and Beatriz Castro

The Proudest Blue - Ibtihaj Muhammed and S.K. Ali

Lailah’s Lunchbox: A Ramadan Story - Reem Faruqi

Freedom Soup - Tami Charles

Margaret and Margarita/Margarita y Margaret - Lynn Reiser

The Story of Ferdinand - Monro Leaf

Dog Man - Dav Pilkey

My Papi Has a Motorcycle - Isabel Quintero

Hair Love - Matthew A. Cherry

We Are Still Here! Native American Truths Everyone Should Know - Traci Sorell and Frané Lessac

Zita the Spacegirl - Ben Hatke

New Kid - Jerry Craft

When Stars are Scattered - Omar Mohamed and Victoria Jamieson

Crenshaw - Katherine Applegate

The Great Wall of Lucy Wu - Wendy Wan-Long Shang

What the Moon Saw - Laura Resau

Front Desk - Kelly Yang

American Born Chinese - Gene Luen Yang

The Bad Guys - Aaron Blabey

Goosebumps - R.L. Stine

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark - Alvin Schwartz

Percy Jackson - Rick Riordan

Benji, the Bad Day, and Me - Sally Pla

¡Si, Se Puede! / Yes, We Can!: Janitor Strike in L.A. - Diana Cohn, Paul Mirocha, and Francisco Delgado

We Dream Medicine Dreams - Lisa Boivin

Juneteenth Jamboree - Carole Boston Weatherford and Yvonne Buchanan

Real Friends - Shannon Hale

Step Up to the Plate, Maria Singh - Uma Krishnaswami

Cast Away - Naomi Shihab Nye

The Land of Stories - Chris Colfer

March Trilogy (graphic novel set)- John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell (illustrator)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid - Jeff Kinney

The Year of the Dog - Grace Lin

The 57 Bus - Dashka Slater

The First Rule of Punk - Celia C. Pérez

The Distance Between Us: Young Reader Edition - Reyna Grande

Same Sun Here - Silas House and Neela Vaswani

The Magic Fish - Trung Le Nguyen

The Gwan Anthology - multiple writers

New Kid - Jerry Craft

Persepolis - Marjane Satrapi

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About Little Tokyo Service Center


231 E 3RD ST STE G106, LOS ANGELES, CA 90013, US

Mission Statement

For over 40 years, Little Tokyo Service Center (LTSC) has provided a safety net of social welfare and community development services to empower people and communities in need. LTSC provides culturally and linguistically appropriate services to the Japanese American community in the Southland, builds multi-family affordable housing projects to uplift low-income neighborhoods of color throughout Los Angeles, and promotes equitable development and cultural preservation in the Little Tokyo neighborhood.


Volunteers are the heart of our organization. You can truly make a difference in the lives of our clients and residents and positively impact the community! Opportunities range from one-time event help to providing ongoing support for various programs.

Consider making a donation here: https://give.ltsc.org/give/327045/#!/donation/checkout

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy


Wed Dec 01, 2021 - Mon Jan 31, 2022


This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.


  • Literacy / Reading
  • Youth Services
  • Child Development




  • There is no time commitment for this opportunity.
  • All books must be purchased new or lightly used.

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