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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

December 2009: rgz Newsflash!

National Book Foundation honors readergirlz!

rgz received the National Book Foundation’s first Innovations in Reading Prize. From over 150 entries, rgz was chosen as a program that innovatively sustains a love of reading for life.
Co-founders Lorie Ann Grover and Dia Calhoun accepted the award on behalf of the community and enjoyed the National Book Awards Dinner!


rgz welcomes lauded fantasy author Tamora Pierce!

In December, we are honored to welcome Tamora Pierce into the rgz Circle of Stars. We’ll be discussing her duology Trickster’s Choice and Trickster’s Queen. Please join us as we chat about related topics all month at the rgz blog, and joins us for rgz LIVE! with Tamora on Wednesday, December 16th at 6 pm PST/9 pm EST.


Gather the postergirlz recommended reads to accompany Trickster’s Choice and Trickster’s Queen:

His Dark Materials trilogy by Philip Pullman
Sphinx's Princess by Esther Friesner
The Abhorsen Trilogy by Garth Nix
Flora Segunda, and Flora's Dare by Ysabeau S. Wilce
The Enchanted Forest Chronicles by Patricia C. Wrede
Teens Cook: How to Cook What You Want to Eat by Meghan Carle and Jill Carle


Congratulations to two of our co-founders!

Parents Magazine named Lorie Ann Grover's BEDTIME KISS FOR LITTLE FISH one of the Top 20 Best Children’s Books of 2009!


Kirkus named Justina Chen's NORTH OF BEAUTIFUL one of the Best Books of 2009!

Hooray for Lorie Ann and Justina!


As always, if you have any suggestions for our award winning online book community, contact us at divas@readergirlz.com.

Thanks for joining us as we read, reflect, and reach out! Happy holidays, rgz!

Best in books,
the readergirlz divas~

Melissa Walker, Lovestruck Summer
Holly Cupala, Tell Me A Secret (2010)
Lorie Ann Grover, Hold Me Tight
Dia Calhoun, Avielle of Rhia
Justina Chen, North of Beautiful

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Shelf Elf said...

Wow - lots to celebrate!

Congratulations Justina and Lorie Ann on those fabulous special mentions. Your books (and you!) deserve it!

Also, Lorie Ann and Dia - talk about gorgeous divas! Love the dresses!

Mrs. Pilkington said...

Congratulations to all of you amazing Divas! And thank you for the great work.

Melissa Walker said...

Fun, fun month!

Little Willow said...

Go December!

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