The readergirlz are partnering with First Book on a massive giveaway for low-income teen readers—125,000 free books that will be delivered before the holidays. There’s a catch, of course: Organizations serving these teens need to sign up by Thursday Dec. 2nd.

Register at The First Book National Book Bank distributes free books to any program that serve at least 80% children from low-income families.

First Book is also eager to answer questions, either by email to, or by phone at 866-READ-NOW or 866-732-3669. You can learn more about the organization at If you participate, drop the readergirlz a note at to be included in our blog roll of thanks to run December 31.

Please feel free to share this information with youth serving organizations in your community. If you tweet about it, please use hashtag #novelgift.

About Stephanie Kuenn

Stephanie Kuenn is the communications specialist for YALSA, where she is responsible for YALSA's web content, publications, and media relations. She is currently pursuing an M.A. in library and information studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and holds an M.S. from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and a B.A. in history and journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She enjoys baking, watching sports, and reading. Her favorite book is "All the King's Men" by Robert Penn Warren.

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