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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!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Welcome, Laura Resau!


We are thrilled to welcome Laura Resau to readergirlz. Her novel, Red Glass, is our May pick! Check out the our interview with Laura, book party ideas themed around Red Glass, and our Reach Out project idea--as well as the awesome soundtrack Laura's chosen for the book--on readergirlz.com.

Here's a little about the book: One night Sophie's family is called to a hospital, where five-year-old Pablo is recovering from dehydration. He was the sole survivor of a group of Mexican immigrants crossing the border. Sophie's family takes him in and comes to love him. A year later, Sophie must take a road trip with an unlikely group of people to Pablo's hometown in Mexico. Full of fears at first, she ends up opening herself to adventure and growing closer to Angel -- a boy her age with a secret. When Sophie dares to travel alone into Guatemala to save Angel, she explores whether love is worth the risk of loss.

And the buzz...

"Rich, poetic language . . . a captivating read." - School Library Journal starred review

"A vibrant, large-hearted story." - Publishers Weekly starred review

International Reading Association Young Adult Book Award Winner

Americas Award Winner

Cybils Award Finalist 2007

We are psyched! Join us all month right here on the blog for discussions and mark your calendars a LIVE chat on Wednesday, May 20th at 6pm PST/9pm EST.

Happy May, readergirlz!


13 comments:

holly cupala said...

Welcome to Laura!

Little Willow said...

Welcome, Laura! :)

readergirlz said...

Here's to a beautiful month together! ~Lorie Ann

Lorie Ann Grover said...

I love Laura's blog Ocean in a Saucer. It's that a beautiful title?

It surprised me to see my doodle Vow on her post today. :~) YAY!

Thanks for the support for rgz, Laura.

Laura Resau said...

I feel so lucky and grateful to be among you divas! Looking forward to some good discussions this month!

Glad you like the name of my blog, Lorie Ann. It's an image from Rumi (a thirteenth century mystic who is quoted quite a bit in my next book, The Indigo Notebook, which comes out in October.) ;)

I do love the rgz vow, especially the part about surrounding yourself with friends who embody good book characters! Very cool.

Erin said...

Welcome to readergirlz, Laura!!

Vivian said...

Welcome, Laura!

Shelf Elf said...

Hey Laura! SO glad you're with us. I've been looking forward to May for months!

Laura Resau said...

I loved reading your roundtable discussion about Red Glass-- http://slayground.livejournal.com/489694.html . It's so interesting for me to see which characters and scenes resonated with you. It was especially interesting to see that certain images stayed with you (I think it was Lorie Ann who made a nice list!). My process of writing this book really began with certain images and characters. As I wrote stream-of-consciousness notes about the story I envisioned, little by little, I understood how the mosaic of people and images fit together. It means a lot to me that this imagery spoke to you on a deeper level, too!

Dia Calhoun said...

Thrilled to have you you on readergirlz, Laura!

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