Welcome to September! If you love books by Maureen Johnson, I hope you'll join us at the readergirlz website and the readergirlz blog to discuss the novel Suite Scarlett and its followup, Scarlett Fever. (Read my review of Suite Scarlett.)
To learn more about this month's featured books and the author, check out the September 2010 issue of readergirlz. Then come on over to the blog to talk about the books with other readers - and with the author herself!
Join us at Twitter on Wednesday, September 22nd at 6 PM PST/9 PM EST for an hour-long chat with this month's featured author, Maureen Johnson. Join in and use the hashtag #rgz to follow the conversation.
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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 (like 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.
Read, Reflect, Reach Out
This month's theme is Family. We recently lost a young member of our extended internet family. As posted by John Green on Vlog Brothers:
If you'd like to honor Esther's memory, please visit Friends of Esther, where donations will help Esther's family with expenses related to her care. Checks may be sent to:
Friends of Esther Earl
118 Billings Street
Quincy, MA 02171
You may also make donations in her name:
The HP Alliance
PO Box 441640
West Somerville, MA 02144
Keeping in mind this month's theme and book picks, the readergirlz advisory council known as the postergirlz recommended the following titles:
The Sweet, Terrible, Glorious Year I Truly, Completely Lost It by Lisa Shanahan (previously titled My Big Birkett)
Enthusiasm by Polly Shulman
Girl, 15, Charming But Insane by Sue Limb
The Possibilities of Sainthood by Donna Freitas
Blue Plate Special by Michelle D. Kwasney
Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen
Shaking the Family Tree: Blue Bloods, Black Sheep, and Other Obsessions of an Accidental Genealogist by Buzzy Jackson
Recent readergirlz Reads
Last month's featured book: Tell Me a Secret by Holly Cupala
Next month's selection: Lips Touch by Laini Taylor, illustrated by Jim Di Bartolo
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