Thursday, April 16, 2009
Today: Operation Teen Book Drop!
Today's the day for Operation TBD! Here's an excerpt from the press release:
Teen patients in pediatric hospitals across the United States will receive 8,000 young-adult novels, audiobooks, and graphic novels next week as readergirlz, Guys Lit Wire, and the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) celebrate the third annual Support Teen Lit Day on April 16.
In its second year, “Operation TBD” (short for Teen Book Drop), puts free books donated by 18 book publishers into the hands of many teens most in need of escape, inspiration and a sense of personal accomplishment. Books with exceptional characters and fabulous stories can provide just that for teens and their families dealing with difficult, long-term hospital stays.
If you are a YA author and have a book you'd like to share, head to the nearest hospital and leave a copy for the pediatrics ward. Let's join readergirlz, Guys Lit Wire and YALSA and Rock the Drop!