The idea is simple: leave a YA book in public gathering places for others to find, then take a photo and post it to Facebook or Twitter with the hashtag Rock The Drop. We had fun, we got creative, and hopefully we found new readers for books we know and love. Check out some of the books and places where we Rocked the Drop!
Lori Goldstein took it to the next level by dropping MONUMENT 14 and the sequel, SKY ON FIRE, by Emmy Laybourne at the Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, a high school in Cambridge, MA. Both were probably gone before the last bell rang.
Jen Brooks left ARTICLE 5 by Kristen Simmons at a Panera in a mall in Danvers, MA. She left, then walked back by twenty minutes later to see if anyone had picked it up…and one of the female employees was reading it. That’s fabulous.
In the grand tradition of things, I’ve saved the best for last. Chandler Baker, that saucy thing, left Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green on top of a men’s urinal. No guts, no glory – that’s Chandler’s motto.
readergirlz is literacy and social media project for teens, awarded the National Book Foundation’s Innovations in Reading Prize. It is a nonprofit volunteer organization.
Launched in March 2007, in celebration of Women’s National History Month, readergirlz was cofounded by critically acclaimed YA authors – Dia Calhoun (Avielle of Rhia), Lorie Ann Grover (Hold Me Tight), Justina Chen (North of Beautiful), and Janet Lee Carey (Stealing Death).