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!

Monday, January 5, 2009

The Fund Your Dream Essay Contest

Lisa McMann's bestselling WAKE is about a girl named Janie who falls into other people's dreams. No spoilers here, but the series is a ton of fun, and book 2, FADE, is out in February. Janie herself has big dreams--mainly she thinks about college--but she doesn't have the money to make her dreams come true.

In honor of the new release, Lisa and Simon & Schuster are hosting a FUND YOUR DREAM essay contest. The question they're asking readers ages 14-18 is:

What is the Greatest Obstacle You’ve Overcome?

Lisa will choose a winning 500-word essay, and the winner will receive $1000 toward meeting his or her life goals!

The contest is going on now, so click to read the full rules, and it ends on March 6th, 2009. Go for it, readergirlz!


Shelf Elf said...

This book has such a cool premise. I can't wait to read it. Great that it's a Cybils finalist too!

Lorie Ann Grover said...

I'm so happy to nominate the readergirlz blog for the Butterfly Award!

Have fun nominating your five favorites. Thanks especially to Melissa!

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