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!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

April: How do we choose features and April recommended reads

Our April Feature

How are books chosen to be featured on rgz? Basically, the divas listen to teens and book the main features. Sometimes they will find a "must read" that they strongly believe they have to bring to attention. If an author is available, a month is agreed upon and booked. Thanks to Dia Calhoun for her hard work as our author liaison!

The divas then ask the postergirlz for excellent other reads that compliment the feature. There is no runner up, honor read, or second place. Every single feature and recommend stands tall as a significant contribution to YA lit. And we are honored to have each one spotlighted!

So special thanks to our postergirlz for this month's recommended reads that accompany Impulse so well!

And what a delight to turn a corner at TLA and run into Margo Rabb! She's absolutely delightful!

Be sure to snag a copy of Cures for Heartbreak!

readergirlz, rgz, Lorie Ann Grover


Erika Powell said...

I love the cover of Cures for Heartbreak. it is gorgeous!

margo said...

Thank you Lorie Ann! It was so great to meet you, Justina, and Dia. Hope to see you all again soon!
xo Margo

Little Willow said...

I love the diversity of our monthly picks and recs, and the group effort behind all of them.

Howdy, Margo!

holly cupala said...

I agree! The picks are always as interesting as the main feature and reflect so many different aspects of the theme. Thanks to the postergirlz for choosing books with excellence. How cool to meet Margo!

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