Dia Calhoun, author of Avielle of Rhia and The Phoenix Dance, sent me an email about an exciting new project. Dia and three other authors, Janet Lee Carey, Lorie Ann Grover and Justina Chen Headley, have teamed up to create readergirlz, a new online book community for teen girls, which celebrates gutsy girls in life and literature. readergirlz is about more than reading; it’s about discussing and sharing books, getting to know the story behind the books, making new friends and finding new role models, learning about yourself and finding inspiration.
Each month readergirlz will feature one “gutsy girl” book with discussion questions, author interviews, party tips, and even a playlist to listen to while reading. In addition to the readergirlz web site there is also a MySpace page to bring readergirlz together.