Operation Teen Book Drop: getting 10,000 books into the hands of native American teens

Young adult author Lorie-Ann Grover sez, "In 2008 and 2009, readergirlz, GuysLitWire, and YALSA orchestrated publishers' donations of 20,000 new young adult books to hospitalized teens across the country. For 2010, If I Can Read I Can Do Anything has joined forces with these three organizations to drop over 10,000 new YA books, donated by publishers, into the hands of teens on Native Tribal Lands. Nationwide, librarians, over 100 YA authors, YA lit lovers, 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. They will participate further by purchasing books from the TBD Powell's Wish Lists during National Library Week. Purchases will be shipped directly to enrich one of two Native American libraries. Everyone will join an online party that evening at the readergirlz blog."

Operation Teen Book Drop (Thanks, Lorie-Ann!)


    1. Tribal lands are sometimes very, very far from the nearest library or bookstore. Think driving 100 miles each way to borrow a book. And then again to return it.

  1. If you’re interested in buying something from the Powell’s wishlist, instructions (and more info) are here.

    (short version: enter guyslitwire at gmail.com here and choose a school to shop for)

  2. Definitely an online party. :~)

    Thanks for spreading the word, Cory. And thanks SharonM for the TBD Wish List link! 400 books purchased so far…

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