June 29, 2009

Books. Gates. Other Worlds.

Hard to believe that the Color Online Summer Book Drive has been going on since May 30th, I've seen it on the readergirlz sidebar, and I still haven't yet posted about it.

It's been a busy couple of months, but honestly - no excuse. Especially with the success of the Guys' Lit Wire book drive, I've wanted to give those of you who didn't get a chance to be involved a heads up. The Color Online Summer Book Drive benefits Alternatives For Girls (AFG), a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization located in southwest Detroit, Michigan, serving homeless and high-risk girls and young women. Since 1987, this center has been doing good work, and Susan works with the Rise -N- Shine program for elementary and middle school girls. They need books. Lots of books.

Feel like you don't have the "right" kinds of books to offer inner city girls? The Color Online Wish List requests things like Jeanette Winterson's Oranges are Not The Only Fruit, Honeybee: Poems & Short Prose by Naomi Shihab Nye, The Savage by David Almond, and more. You don't have to find special books -- how about the latest Gilda Joyce or a KimaniTru? Gently used "old" books are welcome as well. Click here to find out details.

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