She Pauses for Causes

I’m not the only one giving away books. GuysLitWire recently shared the Make it Safe Project.

The Make It Safe Project donates books about sexual orientation and gender expression to schools and youth homeless shelters that lack the resources to keep their teens safe.

Giving: We donate books to K-12 schools, their Gay-Straight Alliances (a group that educates the school community about equality), and LGBT-inclusive youth homeless shelters nationwide. For information on how you can help give books or receive books for your school or shelter, please click here.

World Book Night is coming on 23 April. From their website:

World Book Night launched in the UK in 2011 and saw passionate readers across that beautiful country, give 1 million books to light or non readers to spread the joy and love of reading. Reading changes lives and at the heart of World Book Night lies the simplest of ideas and acts – that of putting a book into another person’s hand and saying ‘this one’s amazing, you have to read it’.

Now, it’s our time to join the cause.

World Book Night 2012 will be held on April 23 – in the US and the UK – and we’re looking for 50,000 volunteer book givers to hand out 20 copies each – for a total of 1 million free special World Book Night paperbacks!

Visit their website to find out how you can volunteer to donate 20 books throughout your community.

If you’re interested in presenting at ALAN, submissions are due THIS FRIDAY! This year, the conference will be in Las Vegas and as always, it’s at the end of NCTE on the Monday and Tuesday before Thanksgiving.

One thought on “She Pauses for Causes

  1. Hmm…I guess I missed the deadline for presenting at NCTE next year. Somehow I’m not sad. Having that off my plate means I’ll get to go and listen and learn. The past few years my time has been eaten up by committee meetings and sessions. Maybe I’ll meet you in Las Vegas! I wear a teacher/librarian bun sometimes, too!

    I have another big bag of ARCs ready to take to my community resource center. They are always so thankful for NEW books to give out to the kids (and adults) they serve. And the boxes and boxes of YA review copies are ready to go to my smalltown hometown HS library. Donating books is a very good thing!

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