Held on the Thursday of National Library Week, "Support Teen Literature Day" is being celebrated by YALSA, readergirlz, Guys' Lit Wire, and If I Can Read, I Can Do Anything
(a reading club for Native children founded by former ALA president Loriene Roy) & they will distribute 10,000 new books, donated by publishers, to teens on tribal reservations and Native lands.
Nationwide, librarians, authors and readers are dropping Young Adult books in their own communities tomorrow, April 15th, to raise awareness for this project. More than 100 YA authors will randomly leave new YA books in public places, with a bookplate from Operation TBD!! How cool is that?!
Interested in getting InvolvEd? hErE's hOw:
- Plan your own book drop! Be sure to download bookplates from the readergirlz site and paste them into the books you’re donating. You can also download a Operation TBD countdown widget at their site.
- Download bookmarks (PDF) and share them at your library to raise awareness. Each bookmark recommends a number of titles for teens.
- Add to the official book drop! GuysLitWire has created a wish list of 750 books that supporters can buy from Powells.com. These purchases will be sent directly to one of two tribal school libraries, Ojo Encino Day School or Alchesay High School.
- See where books are going at If I Can Read, I Can Do Anything.
- Join the party! Readergirlz will host an online TBD Post-Op party at 6 PM PST / 9 PM EST that evening at the readergirlz blog.
Join in, donate books and support Young Adult Literature :D