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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!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

rgz and First Book Partner for A Novel Gift! Over 125,000 free books to low-income teens


BREAKING NEWS! readergirlz and First Book are partnering to give away more than 125,000 brand-new books to low-income teen readers.

They’re great books, too, donated by generous publishers. Among the three dozen choices are P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast’s HOUSE OF NIGHT series and Alyson Noël’s SHADOWLAND.

We need your help getting the word out about the A Novel Gift campaign. Right now! Right now! As in, now!

Let's get organizations serving these teens registered with First Book so they can be matched with inventory during the holidays.

Here’s what we need you to do:

Post to Facebook and tweet your beak off about these books using the hashtag #novelgift.

Here’s a tinyurl link to their registration page: http://tinyurl.com/2a5mwpj.

Or you can link to this blog post: http://readergirlz.blogspot.com/2010/11/novel-gift-over-125000-free-books-to.html

Then, get in touch with every group you can think of that works with young adults–schools, after-school programs, church youth groups, community centers, etc.—and let them know that these books are available now.

The five-minute online registration these groups can use is here:
http://booksforkids.firstbook.org/register/.

First Book is also eager to answer questions, either by email to help@firstbook.org, or by phone at 866-READ-NOW or 866-732-3669.

If you participate, drop us a note at readergirlz@gmail.com to be included in our blog roll of thanks to run December 31.

Be a part of A Novel Gift! OK, go! And thanks, sincerely, from First Book and the readergirlz teams.

17 comments:

WotV said...

Facebooked and tweeted!

Jessica Burkhart said...

Blog post scheduled to go live tomorrow and tweeting now! :)

Martha Brockenbrough said...

Thanks, friends!

gypsywoman35 said...

Wow, this is awesome. THANK YOU! Retweeted and in the process of contacting school officials at my kids schools to get them signed up as well.

Deana said...

Retweeted and Facebooked! This is a wonderful thing!

Melissa Walker said...

Shouting form the rooftops! xx

opal said...

Saw this on boingboing and have passed the word via FB and twitter. I'm also letting our school librarian know as I believe my school qualifies.

Book Geek (AKA ChibiNeko) said...

This is incredibly cool. I tweeted, blogged, & facebooked this!

BayTheMoon said...

A tad late, but retweeted just the same.

Niver Creek said...

Just added my school with First Book!

Zetta said...

What a great project! Is there a way to find out what other titles are available to these young readers?

bookedallweek said...

I posted about this on my blog :)

Janet Lee Carey said...

Hooray!! I facebooked and will spread the word.

Lee Wind said...

You galz are so amazing! Great project - I'll blog about it!
Namaste and hugs all round,
Lee

Amy LV said...

Wow! This is wonderful. I facebooked, tweeted, and I'll make a couple of calls here in Buffalo, NY too. Thank you for your hard work! A.

Janet Fox said...

Facebooked and Tweeted and will repeat - you guys are the best and most generous group! Hugs -

Janet said...

Wow, I hope I found out in time -- just put in the application for my neighborhood's Christmas basket program and for my local school. Big big big thanks for the books for teens!!!