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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

West Orient will Rock the Drop April 15th!

For the last two years West Orient Middle School has participated in a fantabulous program that's headed up by the Readergirlz and also supported by Guys Lit Wire and YALSA. It's called Operation Teen Book Drop. Last year these three groups orchestrated publishers' donations of nearly 20,000 new young adult books to hospitalized teens across the country.

For 2010, If I Can Read I can Do Anything, has joined up as well to drop over 10,000 new YA books, donated by publishers, into the hands of teens on Native American tribal lands. Nationwide, librarians, over 100 YA authors, 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. Everyone can join an online TBD Post-Op party at 6 PM PST / 9 PM EST that evening at the readergirlz blog.

Inciting all to participate in Operation TBD in its drive to spur reading on a national scale, readergirlz invites teens and YA authors to leave a book in a public place on April 15th. Participants can download bookplates to insert into the books they'll leave behind. Come Rock the Drop in 2010! At West Orient, we'll have free books available on the 15th to choose (donated to us by Got Books Go Green) for students who'd like one. We encourage you to share a new or gently used book that day by leaving it in a public place if you take one from us, but it's not a requirement.

If you'd like to donate to the tribal school libraries, the TBD Powell's Wish Lists will go active on April 7th. Check back at the Readergirlz site for information on how to purchase books for two tribal school libraries!

Join the fun, and Rock the Drop!

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