TBD 2009

Operation TBD 2010

In 2008 and 2009, readergirlz (http://www.readergirlz.com), Guys Lit Wire (http://guyslitwire.blogspot.com), and YALSA (http://www.ala.org/yalsa) orchestrated publishers' donations of nearly 20,000 new young adult books to hospitalized teens across the country. For 2010, If I Can Read I Can Do Anything (http://www.ischool.utexas.edu/~ifican) has joined forces with these three organizations to drop over 10,000 new YA books, donated by publishers, into the hands of teens on Native American tribal lands. Nationwide, librarians, over 100 YA authors, and teens will drop YA books in their own communities on April 15th, 2010, to raise awareness for Operation TBD 2010 and Support Teen Literature Day. Everyone will join an online TBD Post-Op party at 6 PM PST / 9 PM EST that evening at the readergirlz blog (http://readergirlz.blogspot.com).

Inciting all to participate in Operation TBD in its drive to spur reading on a national scale, readergirlz invites teens and YA authors to leave a book in a public place on April 15th. Participants can download bookplates to insert into the books they'll leave behind. Come rock the drop in 2010!

TBD 2010 Wishlist

You may also purchase books from the TBD Wish Lists which will go directly to two tribal school libraries. Click here to learn how to purchase books for students at Ojo Encino Day School and Alchesay High School.

What To Do Now?

* Download, print, and paste bookplates into the books you drop. Click on the images below to open and save the full-sized bookplates. Make sure to use the plate that matches who you are! From left to right: donated by a readergirl; donated by a readerguy; donated by the author.

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* Download the TBD 2010 flyer. (PDF)

* Download, print, and share the TBD 2010 bookmark. (PDF)

TBD 2010 bookmark

* Download the press release. (DOC)

* Post the TBD countdown widget at your site or blog. Click the Get Widget button underneath it for the code.

TBD Trailer

View the trailer at YouTube.


Did you know rgz is a nonprofit organization? Yep. But if you want to help support Operation Teen Book Drop, check out these items that will spread the news.

Thanks to All of the Participants!

The following YA authors informed us that they will drop a book somewhere in the world on April 15th:

Swati Avasthi Split
Jason Bitner Cassette from My Ex
Josie Bloss Band Geek Love
Martha Brockenbrough Things That Make Us [Sic]
Teri Brown Read My Lips
Jessica Burkhart Canterwood Crest
Sarah Burningham How to Raise Your Parents
Dia Calhoun Avielle of Rhia
Kay Cassidy The Cinderella Society
Crissa-Jean Chappell Total Constant Order
Justina Chen North of Beautiful
Suzanne Crowley The Stolen One
Holly Cupala Tell Me a Secret
Jenny Davidson The Explosionist
Heather Davis Never Cry Werewolf, The Clearing
Katie Davis The Curse of Addy McMahon
Jennifer Echols Going Too Far
Jodi Feldman Gollywhopper Games
Tina Ferrero The ABCs of Kissing
Gayle Forman If I Stay
Janet Fox Faithful
Megan Frazer Secrets of Truth and Beauty
Donna Freitas The Possibilities of Sainthood
Aimee Friedman Sea Change
Liz Gallagher The Opposite of Invisible
Kami Garcia Beautiful Creatures
Linda Gerber Death by Denim
Christopher Golden Of Saints and Shadows
Judy Goldschmidt Raisin Rodriguez & the Big-Time Smooch
Amy Goldwasser RED: the Book
Michelle Goodman The Anti 9-to-5 Guide
Lorie Ann Grover Hold Me Tight
April Henry Hand of Fate
Jennifer Hubbard The Secret Year
Tonya Hurley Ghostgirl series
Shaun Hutchinson The Deathday Letter
Paula Hyman Flipping the Script
Marjorie Ingall Hungry
Beth Kephart The Heart Is Not a Size
Helen Landalf
Cynthia Leitich Smith Eternal
David Levithan Love is the Higher Law
E. Lockhart The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks
Barry Lyga Goth Girl Rising
Carolyn Mackler Tangled
Sarah MacLean The Season
Bennett Madison The Blonde of the Joke
Nina Malkin Swoon
Sarah Grace McCandless The Girl I Wanted to Be
Abby McDonald Boys, Bears & a Serious Pair of Hiking Boots
Lauren Mechling Dream Girl
Neesha Meminger Shine, Coconut Moon
Shannon Morgan
Matt Myklusch Jack Blank and the Imagine Nation
Claire Mysko You're Amazing
Blake Nelson Prom Anonymous
Alyson Noel Cruel Summer
Michael Northrop Gentlemen
Jennifer O'Connell Everything I Needed to Know about Being a Girl, I Learned from Judy Blume
Micol Ostow So Punk Rock (And Other Ways to Disappoint Your Mother)
David Ostow So Punk Rock (And Other Ways to Disappoint Your Mother)
Diana Peterfreund Rampant
Penelope Przekop Aberrations
Ransom Riggs The Sherlock Holmes Handbook
Sydney Salter Swoon at Your Own Risk
Elizabeth Scott The Unwritten Rule
Joni Sensel The Timekeeper's Moon
Courtney Sheinmel My So-Called Family
Erika Stalder In the Driver's Seat: a Girl's Guide to Her First Car
Margaret Stohl Beautiful Creatures
Brooke Taylor Undone
Dina Viergutz Another Faust
Siobhan Vivian Same Difference
Melissa Walker Lovestruck Summer
Diana Rodriguez Wallach Adios to All the Drama
Lynn Weingarten Wherever Nina Lies
Kiersten White Paranormalcy
Alexa Young Frenemies
Suzanne Young The Naughty List
Sara Zarr Once Was Lost
Claire Zulkey An Off Year

Agents, bloggers, editors & friends
Judy and Marianne
Ariel Aberg-Riger
Bridget Bentz
Jet Harrington
Carol BLC
Chelsie (Bookluverreviews)
Taffy Brodesser-Akner
Book Chic
Rebecca Cascade
Erica Colon
Anna Davies
Fresh Fiction
Molly Finkelstein
Justin Hendrix
Julie M. Hochheiser
Allie Jones
Anna LaGrois
Marie Hansen Lehmann
Jacob Lewis
Kelly Marages
Ashley Morrison
Emily Kristin Morse
Kathleen Pierce
Chris Richman
Lauren Rusiloski
Margot Sage-EL
Kate Schafer Testerman
Talia Soghomonian
Doug Stewart
Chelsea Swiggett
Just Your Typical Book Blog
Mrs V
Dina Vathis
Adele Walsh
Michelle Wolfson

Earlier TBDs

Learn more about our other book drops: TBD 2008, TBD 2009, Rock the Drop 2011