The Fourth & Sycamore Interview

Fourth&Sycamore

We’re pleased to share a recent interview with David Nilsen, editor and book critic for Fourth & Sycamore, an Ohio library’s literary journal. We made a point of featuring what we hear from the women we serve—something we make a priority.

And if you’re looking for something good to read, or to recommend to friends and family who wonder why you care about helping people in prison, see the list of books we like at the end.


128 packages so far in 2021!

That’s about 250 books and composition books in all to women and trans people locked up across the country. (In 2020—with our capacity drastically cut due to COVID-19 precautions—we sent 1,964 packages. In 2019, we sent 5,117 packages; in 2018, 4,852.) Big, big thanks to all our supporters because we couldn’t do it without you, especially in this most difficult time. (January 18, 2021)

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