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!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

rgz Newsflash: Celebrating Change

Hey rgz,

As we get ready to celebrate Teen Read Week together, we also wanted to celebrate rgz upcoming new format.

This October is our last feature as you know it. So be sure to share the love with Laini in these remaining weeks.

So what's up? Well, how about the realization that we ALL read way more than one book a month, right? And the postergirlz pick such awesome recommends. How about this:

* the divas choose a theme a month
* you nominate songs for that theme, and Little Willow will build the playlist
* we'll have a community service spotlight for the theme
* the postergirlz'll nominate the very best YA books for the theme, new releases or old
* one book will be featured EVERY Monday

*squeeeeee* Our Author Liaison diva, Micol Ostow, will be outreaching to each weekly feature for a guest blog post and will invite them to hang with us in the comments. If the author is under deadline and can't make it over, we'll still have a post and be able to chat it up, share the love, leave questions, and so on.

The readergirlz website will continue to hang with a final issue, hence that playlist you all helped build. And the fabbity archives will remain available for your book clubs and libraries.

Feel free to spread the news and be ready for quick changing content of the very best in the children's lit industry. Of course we'll still have Cover Stories and Story Secrets and other posts of awesome that the divas bring to the table. The rgz SALON and Street Team will also continue with their posts, along with reports from our rgz HOSTS across the country.

You know we are always looking for great ways to further teen literacy and social service. Watch for this changeover on November 1. So, what do you think?

Enjoy Teen Read Week, and always, always, always: Read, Reflect, and Reach Out!

LorieAnncard2010small.jpg image by readergirlz


Dia Calhoun said...

Hurray for readergirlz!

Stasia said...

This new format sounds super-cool. Can't wait! - Stasia

holly cupala said...

I'm very excited to get to feature even more amazing authors than ever! It's been a very fun few years - thanks to all of our past and future featured authors!

Martha Brockenbrough said...

I love changing things up and can't wait for this.

Sarah Stevenson said...

It sounds very cool--sounds like a great change in a positive direction, after a good long (and productive) run with the author-a-month format. Looking forward to seeing what's next!

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Liz Gallagher said...

I'm excited to feature more books! Yay.

Shelf Elf said...

This sounds awesome. Can't wait to experience the new format. Yay changes!

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