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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, March 8, 2011

Happy Birthday, readergirlz!


Well, it's March, rgz, and do you know that means it's our 4th birthday? Woohoo! Raise a book and drop a comment in celebration. Share your love!

Looking over the past 4 years, I recall our launch, March 1st, 2007, in honor of Women's History Month. How about our migration from MySpace to Facebook and Blogger and Twitter? I think of great chats like the midnight worldwide extravaganza with Stephenie Meyer, Halloween, 2007. I think of 31 Flavorites where we hosted a different author everyday. I think of celebrations for Teen Read Week, donations of 30,000 books to underserved teens through Operation Teen Book Drop with YALSA and Guys Lit Wire, and the recent A Novel Gift with First Book, driving hundreds to register for 125,000 books. I think of winning the National Book Award for Innovations in Reading and the James Patterson Grant

I think of great dialog, passionate teens, and those who work to serve them. I think of an amazing crew of ladies who has donated their time to sustain this site.  

Here's to YA literature. Here's to you, rgz! Happy 4th birthday!

LorieAnncard2010small.jpg image by readergirlz

8 comments:

Lorie Ann Grover said...

Happy, happy, birthday to us!

Elie said...

Wow, 4 years. That is dedication and loads of creativity. Thank goodness for books to keep you inspired.

Melissa Walker said...

Yay! HB, Rgz!

Priya said...

Happy Birthday! :D

Lorie Ann Grover said...

Absolutely, Elie!

Erin said...

WOW, four years!!! Happy bday to us!!

Micol Ostow said...

Can't believe it's been that long! So excited to be part of the team. :)

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