How To Help

Want to help?  Our current project for Ringgold Reads involves getting the books that teachers need in the library and classrooms as soon as we can (see list at the bottom of the page).  There are several ways to help us with this:

1) Buy a book from the list below and send it to:

Mark Pierce
RHS English Department Head
29 Tiger Trail
Ringgold, GA 30736

If you do this, please send us an email at so we can put you on our Honor Roll and keep track of what books are still needed.

2)  Make a donation so that we can buy the book for you

Checks should be made out to First Centenary United Methodist Church.  Be sure to put Ringgold Reads in the memo line.  Checks can be mailed to:
419 MCallie Avenue
Chattanooga, TN

You can also donate through PayPal at the FCUMC website.  To designate your donation for Ringgold Reads, choose the "tithe" option, then click other and type in Ringgold Reads.

3)  Purchase a book from Aaron's Books, an independant book store in Pennsylvania over the phone and they'll ship it to us.  717-627-1990 or email them at

What We Need:
Golding’s Lord of the Flies (3 donated)
Hemmingway’s The Old Man and the Sea (51 donated)
Rand’s Anthem (1 donated)
Harper’s To Kill A Mockingbird (request fulfilled)
The Great Gatsby (55 donated)
Kinsella's Shoeless Joe  (3 donated)
Sparks’ A Walk To Remember (3 donated)
Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca (5 donated)
Hamilton’s Mythology
Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire (1 donated)
Williams' The Glass Menagerie
Hosseini’s The Kite Runner (3 donated)
Collins’ The Hunger Games (request fulfilled)
Welding With Children - Tim Gautreaux
Pygmalion - George Bernard Shaw (22 donated)
Cutting for Stone - Abraham Verghese
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian - Sherman Alexie (35 donated)
The Spellman Files - Lisa Lutz (50 donated)
Paper Towns - John Green
The Great Wide Sea - M.H. Herlong (35 donated)
The Red Badge of Courage – Stephen Crane (36 donated)
Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes – Chris Crutcher (10 donated)
Adventures of Ulysses – Bernard Evslin (40 donated)
Animal Farm (request fulfilled)
As I Lay Dying (request fulfilled)
Heart of Darkness (request fulfilled)
Frankenstein (request fulfilled)
Dracula (request fulfilled)
Hamlet (request fulfilled)
MacBeth (request fulfilled)
Oedipus Rex (request fulfilled)
Antigone (request fulfilled)
The Hiding Place (request fulfilled)
Invisible Man (request fulfilled)
A Day No Pigs Would Die (request fulfilled)
A Raisin In the Sun (request fulfilled)
Great Expectations (request fulfilled)
Looking for Salvation at the Dairy Queen (request fulfilled)
Tuesdays with Morrie (request fulfilled)
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (request fulfilled)
The House on Mango Street (request fulfilled)

7th Grade Math
     Sir Cumference and the First Round Table (3 donated)
     Sir Cumference and the Dragon of Pi
6th Grade Science
     The Legend of Zooey - Candi Moonshower (request fulfilled)
     Stranded - Ben Mikaelson
     Life As We Knew It - Susan Beth Pfeffer (3 donated)
7th Grade Science
     The Number Devil - Hans Magnus Enzenberger
     Eva (request fulfilled)
     Catching Fire (Hunger Games Trilogy) - Suzanne Collins (request fulfilled)
     Mockingjay (Hunger Games Trilogy) - Suzanne Collins (request fulfilled)
7th Grade Social Studies
     Other Side of Truth - Beverly Naidoo
 Grade Social Studies
     The Boy In The Striped Pajamas (request fulfilled)
Gifted Department
     Gifted Hands - Ben Carson (1 donated)
     The Talent Code - Daniel Coyle (request fulfilled)
7th and 8th Grade Math
     Hot X: Algebra Exposed - Danica McKellar (10 donated)
     Math Doesn't Suck: How to Survive Middle School Math Without Losing Your Mind or Breaking a Nail (10 donated)