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Spend the Holidays with the Readergirlz!

Posted by grizzlymedia on December 2, 2008

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This month, the readergirlz are welcoming one of Creekview’s favorite authors, Meg Cabot. who will be discussing her novel How to be Popular. They will also be joining Meg in celebrating the release of her tenth Princess Diaries novel, Forever Princess. Be sure to join the readergirlz and Meg at the rgz group forum to chat about all things princess and popular! In the spirit of the Holidays, the readergirlz will be giving away two swag bags during readergirlz LIVE! After you finish How to be Popular, curl up by the fireplace with one of these readergirlz recommendations:

A La Carte, by Tanita Davis
Fringe Girl in Love, by Valerie Frankel
Perfect You, by Elizabeth Scott
How Not to be Popular, by Jennifer Ziegler
Respect, a Girl’s Guide to Getting Respect & Dealing When your Line is Crossed, by Courtney Macavinta & Andrea Vander Pluym


Here’s a synopsis of How to be Popular from the readergirlz site:
How to Be Popular by Meg Cabot

Stephanie Landry’s been the least-popular girl in her class since a certain incident five years earlier. But this year, she has a secret weapon: An old book called How to Be Popular. All Steph has to do is follow the instructions in The Book, and soon she’ll be partying with the It Crowd (including quarterback Mark Finley) instead of sitting on The Hill Saturday nights, stargazing with her nerdy best pal Becca, and even nerdier Jason (now kind of hot, but still).

Steph doesn’t realize that it’s easy to become popular. What isn’t so easy? Staying that way.

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Enter the readergirlz Native American Blog-o-Hunt

Posted by grizzlymedia on November 6, 2008


Have you been to the new readergirlz blog? Well, if not, then you are missing out! They are having a cool contest for Native American Heritage Month. Go to the new blog to participate in their blog-o-hunt. There are six questions about Native American authors and their work. The first 25 people to submit the correct answers win bookmarks and readergirlz buttons. You can submit your questions via email to with the subject line “rgz blog-o-hunt” by November 30, but remember, the sooner you submit, the better your chances of winning, because the first 25 people with the correct answers are the winners. The questions were submitted by Creekview favorite author Cynthia Leitich Smith, who is one of the featured Native American authors for the readergirlz observance of Native American Heritage Month. First, here are some blogs you can check out to find answers to the questions:

And now for the questions:

1. Sherman Alexie wrote the screenplay for a movie that was a huge hit at the 1998 Sundance festival. What was it called?

2. What is Sherman’s recent, award-winning, YA novel that shares the life of a Native American male teen?

3. Where does Joseph Bruchac live?

4. Joy Harjo and Cynthia Leitich Smith are enrolled members of the same Nation. What is the name of the tribe?

5. What will Richard Van Camp’s next novel be called?

6. In addition to Moccasin Thunder, featuring Native authors, Lori M. Carlson also edited a YA anthology highlighting Latino voices. What was it called?

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Melissa Walker is the Latest readergirlz Diva!

Posted by grizzlymedia on October 31, 2008

Our friends at readergirlz have a brand new diva. Author Melissa Walker, whose book Violet in Private was featured on readergirlz in August, just joined the website as its latest author diva. Other books in her Violet series include Violet on the Runway and Violet by Design. The series follows Violet through the ups and downs of the fashion world. If you can wait until May, you can read her next book, Lovestruck Summer. Sounds like a perfect beach read! Melissa is from New Zealand, where she attended an elite finishing school for girls. She earned a BA in English from Vassar and now lives in Brooklyn. She is a former ELLEgirl Features Editor and Seventeen Prom Editor. Watch for the Violet books in The Unquiet Library.

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Read a Book with Bite!

Posted by grizzlymedia on October 7, 2008

Next week, October 12-18, is Teen Read Week, sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association of the American Library Association. Teen Read Week is directed at teens, parents, librarians, educators, booksellers, and other interested adults. “Read for the Fun of It” is the primary theme of Teen Read Week, but the sub-theme changes each year. This year’s sub-theme is “Books with Bite.” This theme promotes a variety of books along the “bite” theme, from vampires to cooking to technology (bytes). You can also join the readergirlz as they celebrate Teen Read Week every night on their live chat at the readergirlz forum on MySpace. Their themes are multicultural bites, verse bites, contemporary bites, fantasy bites, and gothic bites, with a list of Creekview favorite authors. Stop by the media center (or your local public library) to check out a Book with Bite and celebrate Teen Read Week!

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Readergirlz on the Runway!

Posted by grizzlymedia on July 30, 2008

Readergirlz August

Readergirlz August

Readergirlz are on the runway this August with author Melissa Walker’s Violet series. Walker’s books Violet on the Runway, Violet by Design, and Violet in Private examine the topics of fashion, fame, and finding your authentic self. On August 28 at 9 P. M. EDT, you can chat live with Melissa on the readergirlz chat at their myspace group forum.

Also in August, celebrate the release of Stephenie Meyer’s latest addition to her Twilight series, Breaking Dawn. Be one of the first twenty posters on the readergirlz designated thread celebrating the August 2 release of Breaking Dawn and win their brand new readergirlz designer button and Edward button! See the Edward button below! Check out the their zazzle store for an early peek at their awesome merchandise!



Finally, we want to wish readergirlz diva Justina Chen Headley a great year in China. She will be away from the readergirlz in body, but not in spirit! You can still catch her reports from her trip via her blog. Can’t wait to hear about the Olympics! Along with the readergirlz, we wish her blessing, prosperity, happiness, and love, or, as they say in China, “Fu, Lu, Xi, Ai.”

Readergirlz Divas

Readergirlz Divas

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Readergirlz Make History!

Posted by grizzlymedia on March 4, 2008

Readergirlz March

The readergirlz divas are celebrating their first year of inspiring girls to read, reflect, and reach out. They invite you to participate in Operation Teen Book Drop. The divas are partnering with book publishers, Children’s hospitals around the country, and  YALSAto provide 10,000 free, fabulous YA books to teen hospital patients. Visit the readergirlz website to find out more about Teen Book Drop and about all the cool things going on with the readergirlz, including this month’s featured author, Sarah Dessen. While you’re at The Unquiet Library, you can check out Sarah’s book, Just Listen. Here’s a review from readergirlz: Just Listen is a year in the life of a family coming to terms with the imperfections beneath its perfect facade. Last year, Annabel was “the girl who has everything.” This year, she’s the girl who has nothing: no best friend, no peace at home, and no one to sit with at lunch. Until she meets Owen Armstrong, a music-obsessed boy. With his help, maybe Annabel can face what happened the night she and Sophie stopped being friends.

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Readergirlz Celebrate Black History Month

Posted by grizzlymedia on February 6, 2008

We Love Readergirlz

In honor of Black History Month, the readergirlz are featuring award-winning novel Bronx Masquerade by author Nikki Grimes. This Coretta Scott King Author Award-winning book is also perfect for Valentine’s Day, because it’s all about heart. Author Grimes moves beyond the masquerade to break down the barriers that separate us and makes her readers realize we are more alike than different. Here’s a quote: “I dare you to peep beyond these eyes, discover the poet in tough guy disguise.” How cool is that? Join the readergirlz for a live chat on Thursday, February 21 at 9 PM for a chance to win a free book! The tenth poster will win a copy of Bronx Masquerade and the 20th poster will win a signed copy of My Sisters’ Voices: Teenage Girls of Color Speak Out by Iris Jacob. And here’s a quote from the readergirlz by Mrs. Fleet’s gal pal Maya Angelou (remember when I heard her speak in Rome last fall!): “History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.”

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