"Operation TBD" puts 10,000 books into North America’s top pediatric hospitals in celebration of Support Teen Literature Day on April 17
According to a press release sent out by readergirlz, an online book community for teen girls, "Teen patients in pediatric hospitals across the United States and Canada will receive 10,000 young adult novels, audiobooks, and graphic novels Thursday as readergirlz and the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) celebrate the second annual Support Teen Lit Day on April 17."
I first heard about this event from one of my MySpace friends, who just so happens to be one of the key organizers of readergirlz and this huge event. Unfortunately, I found out too late to have my publisher join the many others in giving books to teen patients in pediatric hospitals. I hope to be involved next year.
However, I will be participating in the TBD Post-Op Party on April 17th. That morning, I'm hoping to "drop" copies of Whale Song to teens at the Stollery Children's Hospital in Edmonton, Alberta. I'll visit with the teens, sign their books, then head back home to participate in the forums.
You'll be able to find me at the TBD Authors forum on Thursday afternoon. I look forward to chatting with you there.
For more information on Operation TBD, please visit http://www.readergirlz.com/.