So as I am writing this, today is World Book Night in England and the US. Supposedly one million free books will be handed out across both countries today. The idea is to find nonreaders and get them interested in a book, especially one that is free.
I have copies of Friday Night Lights to hand out--particularly to our athletes. Since I got a boys' book, my assistant got a copy of Jody Piccolt's book My Sister's Keeper as a girls' book. I don't quite know what to expect as a reaction. Will the kids like the books? Will they ignore us? Will they appreciate them? I'm just not sure what to expect.
If you are interested in finding out more about World Book Night US, here's the link to their website. They have a nice blog and I'm sure tomorrow there will lots of stories about the books. I also follow them on Twitter and have seen some really unique ideas for distribution. Makes my idea of giving to our students seem rather tame!
Since this time of year is so busy I tend to write these posts ahead of time so I don't miss out. But if anything fun or exciting happens during our book distribution, I'll be sure to let you know!