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Readergirlz: May 2010

May 3rd, 2010 (08:13 am)
thirsty

Current Mood: thirsty
Current Song: Falling Apart by Matt Nathanson



This month's readergirlz book group pick, Absolutely Maybe by Lisa Yee, introduces us to a girl named Maybe - short for Maybelline Mary Katherine Mary Ann Chestnut - who was named after "two Miss Americas and her mother Chessy's favorite brand of mascara." After her mom's boyfriend does something inexcusable, Maybe heads to California to find her biological dad, who doesn't even know she exists.

Sound good? Pick the book from your local library or bookstore and give it a read, then join in our discussions all month long at the readergirlz blog.

To learn more about the book and its author, check out the May 2010 issue of readergirlz and a roundtable discussion of the book.

Download this month's bookmark and poster.

rgzTV
Check out this interview with Lisa Yee, exclusive to rgzTV.
See (and hear) what happens when you sing while walking down the Hollywood Walk of Fame. (And by you, I mean me.)

Join the readergirlz

readergirlz is an online book group that's open to everyone - the only requirement is a love of reading!

Every month, we discuss a different book, ranging from realistic fiction to fantasy (such as Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld), from historical fiction (such as Hattie Big Sky by Kirby Larson and Miss Spitfire: Reaching Helen Keller by Sarah Miller) to contemporary fiction (such as The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart). All of our spotlighted books celebrate gutsy girls.

Every issue of readergirlz features additional information about the books we're discussing, exclusive interviews with and playlists created by the authors, and additional book recommendation. In addition to our annual events such as April's Operation Teen Book Drop, we also include information about national or international outreach programs related to the book of the month in every issue. We hope to inspire readers to become active not only in book groups but also in their communities.

Browse through the archive of readergirlz selections.

postergirlz picks

The postergirlz, the readergirlz advisory council, recommended the following titles to read alongside this month's main pick:

Fiction
Looking for Alibrandi by Melina Marchetta
Beige by Cecil Castellucci
Gingerbread by Rachel Cohn
Nothing But Ghosts by Beth Kephart
Something, Maybe by Elizabeth Scott

Non-Fiction
Girlwise: How to be Confident, Capable, Cool and in Control by Julia DeVillers



rgz LIVE!

Join us at Twitter #rgz TONIGHT, Monday, May 3rd at 6 PM PST/9 PM EST to chat with Elizabeth Scott, who just completed her A-I-R residency and has become a readergirlz diva. If you want to join the chat, simply come over to Twitter tonight and tweet away, using the hashtag #rgz!

We'll chat with this month's featured author, Lisa Yee, at the readergirlz blog on Wednesday, May 19th at 6 PM PST/9 PM EST. The chat will last for an hour, and anyone may join in!



Author-in-Residence

Please say hello to Lisa Ann Sandell, our new Author-in-Residence. She'll be hanging out with us now through the end of August 2010. Look for posts from Lisa to appear at the readergirlz blog throughout her visit. To learn more about our Author-in-Residence position, click here.

Recent readergirlz Reads

Last month's featured book: The Secret Life of Prince Charming by Deb Caletti
Next month's selection: Paper Towns by John Green
July: The Gallagher Girls series by Ally Carter
August: Tell Me a Secret by Holly Cupala

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