readergirlz is a literacy and social media project for teens, awarded the National Book Foundation's Innovations in Reading Prize. The rgz blog serves as a depot for news and YA reviews from industry professionals and teens. As volunteers return full force to their own YA writing, the organization continues to hold one initiative a year to impact teen literacy. All are welcome to "like" us on Facebook!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Operation Teen Book Drop, TBD 09

During these challenging economic times, readergirlz continues to believe books offer hope and consolation. Now, more than ever, hospitalized teens need the escape and inspiration they get through reading quality young adult literature--books with exceptional characters and fabulous stories.

That's why rgz is kicking off its second annual Operation Teen Book Drop with YALSA and GuysLitWire. (TBD '09) Click here http://readergirlz.com/tbd.html for last year's overview. rgz is now accepting book donations from publishing houses for hospitalized teens across the country.

A special thanks to these publishers who have already dedicated works to TBD '09:

Abrams Books, Bloomsbury, Candlewick, Hyperion, Perseus Book Group, Tor, Lerner Books, Random House, Soft Skull Press

If your publishing house is able to donate 500 copies of appropriate young-adult novels, non-fiction, or audio books, please contact rgz diva Dia Calhoun at diacalhoun@msn.com Thank you for reading, reflecting, and reaching out!

~the rgz divas

1 comment:

Melissa Walker said...

Such a great thing--so excited this is happening again. Yay!