How Can Books Empower Incarcerated Women?
An Interview with Chicago Books to Women in Prison
Book Riot, March 6, 2017

4 Star Chicagoan Sending Books to Women Prisoners
Windy City LIVE, ABC7, February 3, 2017

These Chicago Charities and Organizations Need Your Help in 2017
Thrillist, January 25, 2017

Prison Library Books Down, Orders Go Up
Geez, January 25, 2017

Chicago Organization Sends Books To Women In Prison
Morning Shift, WBEZ 91.5 FM, January 23, 2017

Women in Prison Get Brief Escape Thanks to Books Donated by Chicago Group
DNAinfo, January 12, 2017

Nanocast: A WISH IS A DREAM YOUR HEART… ah forget it
Says Who? (the podcast of legendary Chicago journalist Dan Sinker), December 9, 2016

’Tis the Season to Give—Generously
The Nation, December 17, 2015

Chicago Books to Women in Prison
Interview with Fourth & Sycamore, September 24, 2015

Escapist Reading
The Core: the College Magazine, Summer 2013

America’s Least Wanted
The University of Chicago Magazine, Web Exclusive, June 21, 2013

Group sends female inmates books: Book program shines light into female inmates’ dark days
Chicago Tribune, March 30, 2013

Volunteers Send Books to Women in Prison
Welles Park Bulldog, July 8, 2011

Chicago Books to Women in Prison
AREA Chicago #10 Institutions and Infrastructures, October 2010

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