Who is helping to give out half a million free books all across
America on one day?
WHO: From Kodiak, Alaska, to Key West, Florida, in 6,000
towns and cities across America, 25,000 volunteers will give away half a
million free books on one day: April 23, 2012.
WHAT: World Book Night U.S. is an ambitious campaign to personally
give out thousands of free, specially printed books across America. Volunteer
book lovers like myself will help promote reading by going into our communities
and handing out free copies of a book we love to new or light readers, reaching
them especially in underserved places – and even some fun spots. Volunteers
will be picking up the books at a local bookstore or library in order to
go out and share them in locations as diverse as VA hospitals, nursing homes, ballparks, mass transit,
diners, and more.
I am very proud to be a part
of the first World Book Night in the U.S., following the impressive launch of
this campaign in the UK and Ireland last year.
My 20 copies of ENDER'S GAME by Orson Scott Card are going to some deserving teens in North and South Carolina.