This post has to be a quick one as I am currently sitting in LaGuardia waiting for my flight to Vermont for my final (!) residency at Vermont College of Fine Arts!
My dear friends and amazing YA authors Cori McCarthy and Amy Rose Capetta have been working very hard for months on an exciting new charitable initiative called Rainbow Boxes that was unveiled on Monday! They were inspired by the #WeNeedDiverseBooks movement and decided to think up a way to connect LGBTQIA YA fiction with the teens who need those books the most!
Rainbow Boxes is hoping to raise $26,000 to buy 1,500 books for LGBT youth shelters, GSA's, or underfunded libraries throughout the country. That's 100 boxes--two per state! They need a lot of help and so far they've had amazing success--they raised nearly $5,000 in just two days! That's 20 boxes! But they still have a ways to go.
Please consider donating to this fantastic cause! Check out the video below, which reveals which books they've chosen to send out into the world and 15 reasons why the world needs Rainbow Boxes! And if you can't donate, please spread the word--share, ask someone you know who might be able to give a few dollars, tell the world! I believe that stories can change the world and offer hope, and what we can do will directly impact the lives of many, many teens!