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Help Us Help!

Posted by blatantbibliophiles on March 25, 2009

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Please bring your gently used children’s and young adult books to the media center for the Blatant Bibliophile book drive for the Canton Family Violence Center. This is a change from our original post–originally we thought we wanted women’s books only, but we now have learned that the center needs books for kids from birth through high school because they are trying to establish a library for the children of the families who seek shelter there. We will give free candy to all students bringing in a book for our drive, and will award a Barnes & Noble gift card to the student bringing in the most books. We will also have a drawing among all students bringing in books for our drive for another Barnes & Noble gift card. Students will be entered into the drawing one time for each book they donate to the drive. Please give your books to Mrs. Fleet or Mrs. Beasley and be sure to add your name to the list for the drawing. The book drive will be held from Monday, March 30 through Friday, April 17.

Operation Teen Book Drop, sponsored by our friends at readergirlz, YALSA, and GuysLit Wire, is being held on Teen Literature Day, April 16, so this is our contribution to the effort. This annual event asks teens to leave a book in a public place. This year, these three groups have worked with teen book publishers to provide over 8,000 new young adult novels, audiobooks, and graphic novels to teens in pediatric hospitals. You can go to the readergirlz site to download book plates to insert in your donated books if you would like.

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Because Guys Are Readers, Too

Posted by blatantbibliophiles on February 26, 2009

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You know I’m always posting about readergirlz, one of our favorite sites, because they are so great at promoting fun reading, celebrating strong girls, and inspiring girls to make their own history. But today when I was reading a blog post by one of the readergirlz founding divas, Justina Chen Headley, I was reminded that sometimes I forget to remind you about some of the great websites that promote reading for our guys, like Guys Lit Wire and GuysRead.

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GuysRead is a great website by author Jon Scieszka. You know Jon, the author of The Stinky Cheese Man, The True Story of the Three Little Pigs and other great books you’ve been loving since you were a little kid. You can go to the site and find great guy books for guys of all ages, and even books for adults based on your most-beloved book, favorite author, or a topic of interest.

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GuysLitWire is a blog that reviews the kind of books that guys like to read. A post today reviewed Black and White by Paul Volponi, a great contemporary writer who really appeals to, well, you guessed it, guys. So, with apologies for ignoring all you guys out there, please forgive me, and check out these two great sites. And, hey, don’t forget that a lot of the books reviewed on readergirlz are still great for guys, too!

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