Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Operation TBD 2010
In 2008 and 2009, readergirlz (http://www.readergirlz.com), GuysLitWire (http://guyslitwire.blogspot.com), and YALSA (http://www.ala.org/yalsa) orchestrated publishers' donations of nearly 20,000 new young adult books to hospitalized teens across the country. For 2010, If I Can Read I Can Do Anything (http://www.ischool.utexas.edu/~ifican) has joined forces with these three organizations to drop thousands of new YA books, donated by publishers, into the hands of teens on Native American reservations. Nationwide, librarians, authors, and teens will drop YA books in their own communities on April 15th, 2010, to raise awareness for Operation TBD 2010 and Support Teen Literature Day. Everyone will join an online party that evening at the readergirlz blog (http://readergirlz.blogspot.com).
Inciting all to participate in Operation TBD in its drive to spur reading on a national scale, readergirlz invites teens and YA authors to leave a book in a public place on April 15th. Participants can download bookplates to insert into the books they'll leave behind. Come rock the drop in 2010!
Posted by Ms. V at 4:37 PM