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!
What To Do Now?
If you'd like to be part of TBD '10, please download, print, and paste bookplates into the books you drop. Click here to get the bookplates from the readergirlz website. Make sure to use the plate that matches who you are! From left to right: donated by a readergirl; donated by a readerguy; donated by the author.
Download the TBD 2010 flyer (PDF)
View the trailer at YouTube.
Feel free to post the TBD countdown widget at your website or blog. Simply click the Get Widget button underneath it for the code. If you can't see the widget, click here.
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Visit http://www.readergirlz.com to learn more about us, and about Operation TBD!
Read the press release.