rgz

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, October 1, 2009

What is readergirlz?

Mission Statement

readergirlz

"To champion teen literacy and corresponding social service."

Description

"The cutting-edge literacy and social media project for teens."

Launched in March 2007, in celebration of Women's National History Month, readergirlz is the foremost online book community for teen girls, led by eight critically acclaimed YA authors—Martha Brockenbrough (Things That Make Us (Sic)), Holly Cupala (Tell Me a Secret), Liz Gallagher (Opposite of Invisible), Melissa Walker (Lovestruck Summer), and co-founders Lorie Ann Grover (Hold Me Tight), Justina Chen (North of Beautiful), and Dia Calhoun (Avielle of Rhia). Readergirlz is the recipient of a 2007 James Patterson PageTurner Award, and the 2009 National Book Foundation's Innovations in Reading Prize.

To promote teen literacy and leadership in girls, readergirlz features a different YA novel and corresponding community service project every month. Twice a year, they hold special literacy projects, including Operation Teen Book Drop which has donated 30,000 new YA books to hospitalized teens and Native teens on tribal lands. For more information about readergirlz, please visit www.readergirlz.com and http://readergirlz.blogspot.com, or contact readergirlzdivasatgmail.com

1 comment:

Lorie Ann Grover said...

Just needed to get this into the files. :~)