MAZON Bookshelf


Our virtual Bookshelf is stocked with carefully selected works of fiction and non-fiction related to issues of hunger in America. 

Choose a book to read on your own or suggest one of the titles at your next book club meeting. And once you’ve read a book, submit a review! We will be developing discussion guides for several of the books and will use your reviews to help with this process.

We hope you will select MAZON as your AmazonSmile charity!

Books for Children

Maddi’s Fridge by Lois Brandt

Last Stop on Market Street by Matt De La Pena

Bagels From Benny by Aubrey Davis

Uncle Willie and the Soup Kitchen by Dyanne Disalvo-Ryan

Lulu and the Hunger Monster by Erik Talkin

Guidelines for Submitting Reviews

Your book review should include the following elements: 

A concise summary of the content

  • What aspect of hunger was addressed?
  • What was the author’s viewpoint or purpose in writing this book? Was there a particular message? 

An assessment of the arguments/theories/narratives presented

  • Was the book persuasive?
  • How did it change your thinking or enhance your understanding of the topic?
  • What was particularly noteworthy or compelling? 

A recommendation

  • Would others appreciate reading this book?
  • What question would you suggest including in a MAZON Bookshelf discussion guide about this book?

Please send your MAZON Bookshelf book reviews to Outreach Manager Paul Sherman at
When you send in your review, please also tell us a little bit about yourself, including your name, contact information and professional/volunteer background.