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!

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

We Loved Your Light, Marlena

Our hearts are so saddened by the passing of one our dearest readergirlz. Marlena Carcone was a light to our group in our earliest days at Myspace. She was full of life and joy and compassion for others. We shared our passion for books, especially all things Harry Potter. Here are her words:

"i love being a part of readergirlz, i feel so special! i feel like i finally belong somewhere, finally!"

Sending our love to her loved ones and family. Thank you for touching our lives with your light, Marlena. <3

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