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Townsend Press Reading Scholarship Program

Townsend Press is offering cash scholarships to developmental college students who read a number of paperback books during the current semester. To be eligible, a student must be enrolled in RDG071 or RDG081 at Glendale Community College . The books must be read by the end of the current semester.


  1. Ten books completed - $ 100
  2. Twenty books completed - $ 200
  3. Thirty books completed - $ 300

Check location, availability and (sometimes) summaries by clicking on the titles, below.

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Eligible Books Include

  • The Mark of Zorro
  • Martin Luther King Jr.: Warrior for Peace
  • A Matter of Trust
  • My Antonia
  • Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • No Way Out
  • The Odyssey
  • Oliver Twist
  • Pollyanna
  • Pretty Ugly
  • Prince and the Pauper
  • Princess of Mars
  • Ragged Dick
  • The Return of Tarzan
  • Reading Changed My Life
  • Red Badge of Courage
  • The Return of the Native
  • Roberto Clemente: Story of a Champion
  • Robinson Crusoe
  • Robin Hood
  • Scarlet Letter
  • Schooled
  • The Sea Wolf
  • Search for Safety
  • Secrets in the Shadows
  • Shattered
  • Silas Marner
  • Sister Carrie
  • Sister to Sister
  • Someone to Love Me
  • The Stolen Light
  • Story of Blima: A Holocaust Survivor
  • Summer of Secrets
  • Surviving Abuse
  • The Swiss Family Robinson
  • A Tale of Two Cities
  • Tarzan of the Apes
  • Ten Real Life Stories
  • The Test
  • Treasure Island
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin
  • Unexpected Blessings
  • Until We Meet Again
  • Up from Slavery
  • The Virginian
  • Voces Latinas
  • War of the Worlds
  • The Warlord of Mars
  • White Fang
  • William Still and the Underground Railroad
  • The Wind in the Willows
  • Wizard of Oz
  • Steps to join this program

    1. Go to the GCC Library Media Center and check out one of the above Townsend Press paperback books from the Literacy Library collection.
    2. Read the book and meet one of the Townsend Press Reading Buddies either at one of the scheduled locations listed below, or by contacting them to set up and appointment(contact information below).
    3. Meet with your instructor or Book Buddy to discuss the book you have read. Your name and book title will be recorded.
    4. Check out another book and repeat the steps above.
    Building: Library Media Center (LMC)
    Circulation: (623) 845-3109
    Reference: (623) 845-3112
    Building: (GCN B) "Beshbito"
    Circulation: (623) 845-4109
    Reference: (623) 845-4112

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