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Thursday, April 16, 2009

Operation Teen Book Drop is Today!!!

Through the efforts of readergirlz (http://www.readergirlz.com), GuysLitWire (http://guyslitwire.blogspot.com), YALSA (http://www.ala.org/yalsa), and publishers, teen patients in pediatric hospitals across the United States will receive 8,000 new young-adult novels, audiobooks, and graphic novels.

We invite you to celebrate Support Teen Lit Day with us. AUTHORS -- donate one of your own books to your community...BOOKLOVERS -- donate a favorite book -- then join our amazing online book bash, The TBD Post-Op Party, the night of April 16th.

Donate a Book
First, download and print the appropriate readergirlz/YALSA/TBD bookplate. Paste it into the book you plan to donate.

Talk About It
At the readergirlz blog look for the discussion post. 

Drop a Book TODAY! April 16th!
Leave one copy of your novel, with a TBD bookplate pasted inside, in a teen gathering spot in your community. Place it where the book will be found, taken, and read. (i.e. a coffee shop, the park, your school, a bus stop.) Imagine the fun someone will have when they find your donation! This is the same day all 8,000 publisher-donated books will be dropped in pediatric hospitals across the country, and it is the same day authors and readergirlz worldwide will release their own books into their communities just as you have.

Join the TBD Post Op Party on April 16th
We invite all readergirlz and authors to join our online two-hour book party hosted at the readergirlz blog on April 16th, Support Teen Literature Day, from 6 PM-8 PM Pacific / 9 PM - 11 PM Eastern. The chat will be in a thread titled TBD Post Op Party. The readergirlz divas will be giving away books and prizes, and chatting with teens and authors from around the world.

We all know that books give hope. Together, let's show our love of teen lit and ROCK THE DROP.

Read, reflect, and reach out!


Solvang Sherrie said...

Such a great effort! Congratulations to you guys for organizing this. I'm leaving a book at the coffee house :^)

Ello said...

That's so awesome! What a great idea!