Teen Lit Day to ‘Rock the Drop’ And Leave Books In Public Places!

tbd2009April 16, 2009 Quick post today as I’m on the road en route to L.A. so will ‘Rock the Drop’ in Santa Barbara my old alma mater and spread the word with our teen team, as we make our way down Highway 101.

I wrote about this here last year so will simply update the post since I’m eager to get out and about…and we’re in a college community so this is a perfect place to ‘book drop’ in coffee houses and smoothie shops!

We’re en route to the Disney EARTH premiere in Hollywood on April 18th with a teen team before it hits theaters on Earth Day which I’m thrilled about (thank you Elaine Lazelle!) and just want to take a quick  moment to remind people to participate in this fabulous readergirlz event with YALSA and for the first time GuysLitWire, which we’ll be doing a full feature on soon.

Operation Book Drop (video after the jump) will donate 8,000 new YA (young adult) novels, audiobooks and graphic novels to pediatric wings across the United States to brighten the day of teen patients. Here’s the scoop on how to download bookmarks, flyers, and insert bookplates into your favorite finds (or in my case, my recycled stash that I happen to have in my trunk from our spring cleaning room teen scene)

Thank you readergirlz, (blog here) GuysLitWire and YALSA (Young Adult Library Service Association) for coming up with such a fun, easy way to spread the joy of reading! Now, just ‘Read, Kiddo Read!’ Here’s more about readergirlz and their fabulous work…

Related Resources

Shaping Youth: YA Books Become a New Media Experience

North of Beautiful Teen Lit: Love Yourself, Share Your Story

Shaping Youth: Ideas For World-Changing: Go Overboard!

Shaping Youth: 31 Flavorite Authors for Teens: readergirlz Teams With YALSA!

Shaping Youth Interviews YALSA President for Teen Read Week

Shaping Youth: A Vision of Students Today: Digital Ethnography Video

YALSA Book Lists & Book Awards

ALA: Best Books for Young Adults

ALA: Fabulous Films for Young Adults

2Swap.com Book Swapping Online, for Earned Credits

Operation Teen Book Drop 2009

About Support Teen Literature Day

For the third consecutive year, Support Teen Literature Day will be celebrated April 16, 2009 in conjunction with ALA’s National Library Week…New York Times best selling author and actress Jamie Lee Curtis is the Honorary Chair of National Library Week 2009. Bring her messages about the value of America’s libraries to your community by downloading this public service announcement (PSA).

“Librarians all across the country are encouraged to participate in Support Teen Literature Day by hosting events in their library. The purpose of this new celebration is to raise awareness among the general public that young adult literature is a vibrant, growing genre with much to offer today’s teens. Support Teen Literature Day also seeks to showcase some award-winning authors and books in the genre as well as highlight librarians’ expertise in connecting teens with books and other reading materials.”

About the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)

“For 50 years, YALSA has been the world leader in selecting books, videos, and audiobooks for teens. For more information about YALSA or for lists of recommended reading, viewing and listening, go to www.ala.org/yalsa or contact the YALSA office by phone, 800-545-2433, ext. 4390.”

About readergirlz

“readergirlz is the foremost online book community for teen girls, led by four critically-acclaimed YA authors–Dia Calhoun (Avielle of Rhia), Lorie Ann Grover (On Pointe), Justina Chen Headley (Girl Overboard), and Mitali Perkins (First Daughter: White House Rules). readergirlz was co-founded by Dia Calhoun, Janet Lee Carey, Lorie Ann Grover, and Justina Chen Headley–all four of whom have been touched by children’s hospitals or hospitals in some way or other…To promote teen literacy and leadership in girls, readergirlz features a different YA novel and corresponding community service project every month…”



  1. Thank you, AMY!

    Lorie Ann Grover’s last blog post..Natural disasters run in my family

  2. Great job! Let’s all spread the joy of reading 🙂

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