Pitch in to the Ace in the City Back2School Book Drive

Join Magers & Quinn and Ace in the City as we collect books for Ace’s Back2School Bash!

Ace in the City’s vision is to cultivate a community of belonging, starting in South Minneapolis. At the annual Back2School Bash on August 11, 2018, backpacks and school supplies will be sold at greatly discounted rates to families. Kids will also be able to pick out a book to take home with them.

Through the month of July, Magers & Quinn is partnering with Ace to collect books for the bash. Please consider donating a book!

There are several ways to participate:

  1. Browse the list of books below and select a title to donate. We will deliver it directly to Ace in the City for the bash. *Though PayPal will ask for your shipping address, the books will not be delivered to your home.*
  2. Donate a monetary amount, which will be used to purchase books for the Back2School Bash. You can donate money by scrolling to the bottom of this page and selecting one of the monetary options. 

To learn more about Ace in the City and this event, click here.

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All book prices include sales tax. $5 and $10 donations do not include tax. As a reminder, even though PayPal asks for your shipping address, the books will not ship you. Magers & Quinn will deliver the donated books directly to Ace in the City. 

Suggested titles: Grades K-1

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom (Board Book)

Chicka,Chicka, Boom, Boom by Bill Martin Jr. (board book, S&S) – 9781442450707


Click Clack Moo Cows That Type

Click, Clack, Moo: Cows that Type (paperback, S&S) – 9781481465403


Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten

Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten (paperback, PRH) – 9780140562736


Anno’s Counting Book

Anno’s Counting Book (hardcover, Harper) – 9780690012873


A Bad Case of Stripes

A Bad Case of Stripes (paperback, Scholastic) – 9780439598385


Suggested titles: Grades 2-3

Frog and Toad are Friends

Frog and Toad are Friends (paperback, Harper) – 9780064440202


Stuart Little

Stuart Little (paperback, Harper) – 9780064400565


Ellray Jakes is Not a Chicken!

Ellray Jakes is NOT a Chicken – (paperback, PRH) 9780142419885


Sofia Martinez: Picture Perfect

Sofia Martinez: Picture Perfect (paperback, Capstone) - 9781479557776


Suggested Titles: Grades 4-5

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane (paperback, PRH) – 9780763680909


Diary of a Wimpy Kid #1

Diary of a Wimpy Kid #1 (hardcover, Hachette) – 9780810993136


The Fourteenth Goldfish

The Fourteenth Goldfish (paperback, PRH) – 9780375871146



Ghost (paperback, S&S) - 9781481450164



Wonder (hardcover, PRH) – 9780375869020


Suggested titles: Middle Grades (6-8)

What I Leave Behind

What I Leave Behind (hardcover, S&S) – 9781481476560



Chains (paperback, S&S) – 9781416905868


Amina’s Voice

Amina’s Voice (paperback, S&S) – 9781481492072


The Giver

The Giver (paperback, HMH) – 9780544336261


Lucky Broken Girl

Lucky Broken Girl (paperback, PRH) - 9780399546457


Suggested Titles: Grades 9 and Up

The Hate U Give

The Hate U Give (hardcover, Harper) – 9780062498533


The Sun is Also a Star

The Sun is Also a Star (hardcover, PRH) - 9780553496680


I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter

I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter (hardcover, PRH) – 9781524700485


You’re Welcome, Universe

You’re Welcome, Universe (paperback, PRH) – 9780399551444


Suggested Graphic Novels

(especially good for grades 3-6)

El Deafo

El Deafo (paperback, Hachette) – 9781419712173


Amulet #1: The Stonekeeper

The Stonekeeper (paperback, Scholastic) – 9780439846813


American Born Chinese

American Born Chinese (paperback, MPS) - 9780312384487



Smile (paperback, Scholastic) – 9780545132060



Can’t Decide?

Donate $5 or $10 and we’ll put it towards more great books!

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