Thursday, April 14, 2011

Litter Your City With YA

Little did I know, today is Support Teen Literature Day, a day specifically designated by The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) as a time when librarians around the country run events to raise awareness of YA literature.

Who knew?

Galleycat also notified me that there is one particular event going on that seems pretty freakin' cool, "Rock the Drop" co-spondered by Figment and readergirlz:

The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) celebrates Support Teen Literature Day 2011 today. To join the festivities, literary sites readergirlz and Figment encourage people everywhere to “Rock the Drop” by placing YA books in public areas.

The video embedded above explains the event. Here’s more from the blog post: “Imagine people around the globe finding copies of amazing books in unexpected places, gifted out of love for YA lit.”

If you videotape or photograph yourself dropping a book today, you can enter to win a full set of the Ruby Oliver YA series.

The organization encourages people to drop some of the teen titles on the most frequently challenged book list. Those books include Twilight by Stephenie Meyer, The Absolutely True Diary of a Half-Indian by Sherman Alexie, and The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.

See the original post HERE

So, grab a title off your shelf and do a little good today:

Litter your city with YA.

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