About/Contact Us

Operation Teen Book Drop 2010 is a joint effort between If I Can Read, I Can Do Anything, readergirlz, GuysLitWire, and YALSA. Read on for information on each organization. If you'd like to contact someone regarding TBD '10, drop us an email at ifican@ischool.utexas.edu.


If I Can Read, I Can Do Anything is a national reading club for Native children directed by Dr. Loriene Roy. The program works to encourage reading among Native children by offering incentives, sending books to schools, and sponsoring activities. For more information, visit the If I Can Read, I Can Do Anything home page at http://www.ischool.utexas.edu/~ifican.


readergirlz

readergirlz is the foremost online book community for teen girls, led by five critically acclaimed YA authors - Dia Calhoun (Avielle of Rhia), Holly Cupala (A Light That Never Goes Out), Lorie Ann Grover (Hold Me Tight), Justina Chen Headley (North of Beautiful), and Melissa Walker (Lovestruck Summer). readergirlz is the recipient of a 2007 James Patterson PageTurner Award and a 2009 Innovations in Reading Prize from the National Book Foundation.

To promote teen literacy and leadership in girls, readergirlz features a different YA novel and corresponding community service project every month as well as two additional special literacy projects a year. For more information about readergirlz, please visit www.readergirlz.com and http://readergirlz.blogspot.com, or contact divas@readergirlz.com.


GuysLitWire

Guys Lit Wire brings literary news and reviews to the attention of teenage boys and the people who care about them. Working to combat the perception that teen boys aren’t as well read as teen girls, the organization seeks out literature uniquely targeted toward teen male readers in hopes of bringing attention of good books to guys who might have missed them. For more information about Guys Lit Wire, please visit http://guyslitwire.blogspot.com.


YALSA

For more than 50 years, the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of ALA, has been the world leader in selecting books, videos, and audiobooks for teens. For more information about YALSA or for lists of recommended reading, viewing and listening, visit www.ala.org/yalsa/booklists or contact the YALSA office by phone, 800-545-2433, ext. 4390, or email, yalsa@ala.org.