I'd like to offer the following books to begin a bookbox with a rescue theme. Its first recipient must be in the U.S. since I'll be using USPS media mail to send it out. All the titles are in new condition; one is a thin hardcover and another is a bound galley. The box will not circle back to me.
The titles are:
Escape, by Perihan Magden, http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/10213939. Fiction. "A teenager called Bambi and her single, unstable mother are on the run, fleeing an unknown danger."
The Little Ships: The Heroic Rescue at Dunkirk in World War II, by Louise Borden, http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/11476754. Children's illustrated nonfiction (ages 9+).
A Stolen Life: A Memoir, by Jaycee Dugard, http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/11296000. Nonfiction, autobiography. "For eighteen years I was a prisoner."
Trapped: How the World Rescued 33 Miners from 2,000 Feet Below the Chilean Desert, by Marc Aronson, http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/11427957. YA nonfiction.
Trapped: The 1909 Cherry Mine Disaster, by Karen Tintori, http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/11295977. Nonfiction, history. "The worst coal mine fire in U.S. history."
Without Looking Back, by Tabitha Suzuma, http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/11439449. YA fiction. "Just another missing persons poster -- until he realized the face on it was his own."
First, an update to the contents list - when I received the box, it did not include The Little Ships, mentioned in the first post; not sure if it was mislaid prior to mailing or if some postal inspector thought it was too tempting, but either way it didn't make the trip. [A pity, as I love the Dunkirk story!]
Anyway, the box went in the mail today, DC # 03103490000122772803; it's smallish, so hopefully it will survive the long trip safely. My choices follow (those who'd rather be surprised, stop reading now):