Give a copy

As with some of my previous books, I’ve set up a program to make it easy for you to buy copies of With a Little Help for cash-strapped schools and libraries and similar institutions.

Below is a list of institutions seeking donations (don’t worry, we vet all requests to make sure they’re legit), pick out one or more, and buy them a copy. It’s a great way to say thanks for the free ebook and do a solid for a good institution. One of my readers calls it “paying your debts forward with instant gratification.”

If you work for such an institution and want to sign up for a free copy, see here.

.:: USA

.: Alabama
1 Copy Needed:
Jane C. Daugherty
Reference Librarian
Thomas B. Norton Public Library
221 W. 19th Ave.
Gulf Shores, AL, 36542

1 Copy Needed:
Denise A Wetzel
Field Services
Alabama Public Library Service
6030 Monticello Dr.
Montgomery, Al 36130-6000

1 Copy Needed:
Bonnie Lee, MLIS
Orange Beach Public Library
26267 Canal Road
Orange Beach AL 36561

.: Alaska
1 Copy Needed:
Kelly Pielop
Chevak School
985 KSD Way
Chevak, Alaska 99563

.: California
1 Copy Needed:
Dalaiah Wright-Teaching Principal
Twentynine Palms Adventist School
72070 Samarkand Drive
Twentynine Palms, CA 92277

1 Copy Needed:
Cynthia Baran
Environmental Charter High School
16315 Grevillea Ave
Lawndale, CA 90260

.: Colorado
1 Copy Needed:
Joseph Kraus
Penrose Library
University of Denver
2150 E. Evans Ave.
Denver, CO 80208

.: Georgia
1 Copy Needed:
Amy Jurskis
c/o Tri Cities High School
2575 Harris Street
East Point, GA 30344

1 Copy Needed:
Eric Reber, MLIS
Image Cataloger for the Visual Resources Center (dept. 24200)
Savannah College of Art and Design
P.O. Box 3146
Savannah, GA 31402-3146

.: Hawaii
1 Copy Needed:
ATT: Michael O’Connell
Ke Kula `o Samuel M. Kamakau
45-037 Kane`ohe Bay Dr.
Kane`ohe, HI 96744

.: Illinois
1 Copy Needed:
Courtney Knowles
Parkside Jr. High
101 N. Parkside
Normal, IL 61761

1 Copy Needed:
Kari L Hennenfent
MS of LIS and NBCT
School Media Specialist
Kingsley Junior High
303 Kingsley Ave.
Normal IL 61761

.: Indiana
1 Copy Needed:
Derrick Tennant
Linton Public Library
95 SE 1St St
Linton, IN 47441

.: Maine
1 Copy Needed:
Tracy Vassiliev
James F. Doughty School
143 5th Street
Bangor, ME 04401

.: Massachusetts
1 Copy Needed:
Patricia J. Fontes
Media Center Director
Nashoba Regional High School Media Center
12 Green Road
Bolton, MA 01740

1 Copy Needed:
ATT: Sandy Moltz, Young Adult Librarian
Swampscott Public Library
61 Burrill Street
Swampscott MA 01907

.: New Jersey
1 Copy Needed:
Keith Schoch
Bedminster Township School
234 Somerville Road
Bedminster, NJ 07921

.: New York
1 Copy Needed:
Carol Lee Anderson
Associate Librarian, LI 104
University at Albany, SUNY
1400 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12222 USA

1 Copy Needed:
Michael Saccullo
Samoset Middle School
51 School St
Lake Ronkonkoma, NY 11779

1 Copy Needed:
Carol Ellen Kowalik, MLS
Reference Librarian
Olean Public Library
134 N. 2nd St
Olean, NY 14760

1 Copy Needed:
Scott Jarzombek, Head of Youth Services
Poughkeepsie Public Library District
Adriance Memorial Library
93 Market Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

.: North Carolina
1 Copy Needed:
Allison Long, NBCT
Media Coordinator
Mooresville Middle School
233 Kistler Farm Rd.
Mooresville, NC 28115

1 Copy Needed:
Theda Rudd
School of Inquiry and Life Sciences at Asheville
419 McDowell Street
Asheville, NC 28803

.: Oregon
3 Copies Needed:
Alan Cordle, Library
Portland Community College
PO BOX 19000
Portland, OR 97280

.: Pennsylvania
1 Copy Needed:
Emily Reeder
Bentworth Middle School
563 Lincoln Ave
Bentleyville, PA 15314

1 Copy Needed:
Pat Kuhn
South Brandywine Middle School
Coatesville Area School District
600 Doe Run Road
Coatesville, PA 19320

.: Texas
1 Copy Needed:
Roberta Niche
Library Media Specialist
Melissa High School
3150 Cardinal Drive
Melissa, Texas

1 Copy Needed:
Greg Garner
Moore MST Magnet School
1200 S. Tipton
Tyler, TX 75701

1 Copy Needed:
Samantha Johnson
Assistant Director/Head of Technical Services
Moore Memorial Public Library
1701 9th Ave North
Texas City, TX 77590

.: Rhode Island
1 Copy Needed:
Ed Garcia
Information Access Librarian
Cranston Public Library
140 Sockanosset Cross Road
Cranston, RI 02920

1 Copy Needed:
Tom Frawley, Librarian
Olneyville Library
1 Olneyville Square
Providence, RI 02909

.: Washington
1 Copy Needed:
Jennifer Cross
The Overlake School
20301 NE 108th
Redmond, WA

.: Wisconsin
1 Copy Needed:
Paula Tonn
English teacher
Lodi High School/Gibraltar School
1100 Sauk Street
Lodi, WI 53555


1 Copy Needed:
David Green
Children’s and Youth Librarian
Warilla Library
Shellharbour City Council
Locked Bag 155, Shellharbour City Centre NSW 2529


1 Copy Needed:
William Duncan
Anglais Langue Seconde
Niveau Secondaire
Centre Scolaire Samuel-de-Champlain
67 Ragged Point
Saint John, NB E2K 5C3

1 Copy Needed:
Faith Roebuck Shergold, MLIS
Technical Services Assistant
Whitchurch-Stouffville Public Library
30 Burkholder St.
Stouffville, ON
L4A 4K1
905-642-7323 x.234

1 Copy Needed:
Kelly Berry
Argyle Secondary School
1131 Frederick Road
North Vancouver, BC
V7K 1J3

1 Copy Needed:
Dave Walsh
Holy Cross Junior High
7 Ricketts Road
St. John’s, NL
A1C 6G8


1 Copy Needed:
Tod Baker
International School of Tianjin
Weishan Road (Shuanggang)
Jinnan District
300350 Tianjin
P.R. China


1 Copy Needed:
Ana Rojas
Apdo 8184-1000 San Jose
British School of Costa Rica
San Jose
Costa Rica


1 Copy Needed:
Catherine Lee
Teacher Librarian
Epsom girls Grammar School Library
Silver Rd
Auckland 1023
New Zealand


1 Copy Needed:
Miss N. Adkins
Roundwood Park School
Roundwood Park, Harpenden,
Herts AL5 3AE.

1 Copy Needed:
Caroline Stamp-Dod
Deputy Head
Monkfield Park Primary School
School Lane


1 Copy Donated by Anonymous Donators
Sand Lake Town Library
Averill Park, NY 12018

1 Copy Donated by Ben Smith
Chiddix Junior High School
Normal, IL 61761


30 Responses to Give a copy

  1. Neil Holmes says:

    No takers so far? I’ve downloaded the ebook and have the cash for a hard copy for someone burning a hole in my my pocket. C’mon folks, free book! (Also it’s awesome)

  2. Kelly Pielop says:

    I have requested at least 2 copies (one classroom, one school) and I haven’t heard back yet? If someone wants to donate a copy to our school out here in Chevak Alaska you can send it to:
    Kelly Pielop
    985 KSD Way
    Chevak, Alaska 99563

    If you need to verify the address is the schools address go to (Team Doctorow can confirm my email address is from the same domain).

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  5. Sean McPherson says:


    2 copies inbound from Lulu *if* someone t lulu can override their website which will *not* let me set your address as the ship-to as it’s not in the ‘Fedex Database’. I’ll try again tomorrow during biz hours when I can call them.

    Sean from Indiana

  6. Alex Knight says:

    Jennifer Cross – Redmond, WA

    Got you. On its way!

  7. Troy says:

    Anne Coletta – one book ordered and on its way.

  8. Sami says:


    I tried to order a copy for Tri Cities High School in Georgia, but the site just took me back to the billing information page when I clicked to confirm the order. Using Mac OSX and FF.

    Not sure what I can do to donate the book…



  9. Kelly Pielop says:

    Since people are having issues sending the book to the school, the PO box (which is where mail is sent probably since its a rural address) is PO 328 (Chevak,AK 99563)

  10. Stuart Hair says:

    A copy is on the way to
    Allison Long, NBCT
    Mooresville Middle School
    Mooresville NC

  11. Manuel Maestre Reyna says:

    I’m trying to donate to the British school of Costa Rica. As expected, though, lulu wants me to give them a ZIP code, which Ana Rojas hasn’t provided.
    Cory, or someone else reading this, can you get in contact with them to get a ZIP code and, if possible, a phone number?
    I just don’t like writing my phone number into a parcel which I’m not going to get, and that is going to a different continent than where I’m living.
    Also, many thanks for this and your previous books!

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  13. nope says:

    One copy of “with a little help” sent to Samoset Middle School via lulu.

  14. SpookyFM says:

    I’d like to donate a copy to the Auckland school on the list. There is a special link for Australia and New Zealand (University of Melbourne) on the order page but the shipping fee there (18 australian dollars) is actually more than twice of Lulu’s fee. Is there a reason for this? Or is it okay if I send it via Lulu?

  15. Ben says:

    One Copy sent via Lulu to:

    David Green
    Children’s and Youth Librarian
    Warilla Library
    Shellharbour City Council
    Locked Bag 155, Shellharbour City Centre NSW 2529

  16. ushills says:

    One copy sent via Lulu to:

    Monkfield Park Primary School
    Caroline Stamp-Dod
    School Lane
    Cambridgeshire, CB75QR
    United Kingdom

    Hope you enjoy it!

  17. Faith Roebuck Shergold says:

    A Lulu package was waiting for me when I got back to work this afternoon! Thank you so much to whoever donated my library’s copy!
    Faith R.S.
    Whitchurch-Stouffville Public Library

  18. One copy outbound from Lulu to Jennifer Cross at the Overlake School in Washington state. Thanks to Cory, Craphound and Lulu for making this possible; what a great way to enjoy good books!

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