World Book Night 2012 was a success! Literary Lonestars was honored to be asked by BookPeople to organize a group to handout books all over Austin this year. Stephanie and I gathered our local literary buddies and set out for the afternoon. Thank you to Megan, Magan, and Jen for helping out. That's right, two Jen's and two Me(a)gan's and one Steph make for a fun evening. Here is a look into what we did:
Our first stop was to LifeWorks to surprise a GED class with books! The teens were excited about their books and they were so funny! Most everyone picked Sherman Alexie's, Part-time Indian, one of my favorite books. Even the teachers dog loved his new book.
Our last stop was to Zilker Park, one of my favorite places in town. This park is ginormous and we split up into two groups. We handed out most of our books here to families. There was one group of young ladies who jumped at the chance to read Wintergirls and The Hunger Games. The shot above was taken at Philosopher's Rock. Hey, everyone loves to read, right?
Boxes of books also made it to the American Indian Education program that is part of Austin ISD. This program serves Native American Indian students in the surrounding districts including my daughter's, Leander ISD. My daughters are a part of this program, yes Bigheart is Indian, and we were thrilled to give every high schooler a copy of Sherman Alexie's, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian. If you haven't read it, please do!
You can find WBN America at their website