Win-It Wednesday: TYRELL by Coe Booth

Thanks for posting the Lovestruck Summer widget, guys! The winner of Stargirl is... Lis! Send me your address, L.tyrell.jpg This week, I'm going to give away a signed copy of a book I absolutely adore--Tyrell by Coe Booth. Coe and I read together in the Bronx last month, and I've had the joy of sharing pizza and Mexican food with her on a few occasions. She rules. And so does her character Tyrell, a 15-year-old kid from the Bronx who's trying to prevent his family from being homeless, deal with girl issues and keep his little brother out of trouble without resorting to selling drugs for cash. Tyrell's voice is compelling-sad-hilarious-smart-angry-gentle all at once--you will love him. I also happen to know that Coe is working on a sequel to Tyrell right now... yes! So, for a shot at winning this book, I want you to tell me what book you're going to leave around your town on April 16th. Why do that, you ask? Well, because then you'll be participating in Operation Teen Book Drop, the movement sponsored by Readergirlz, YALSA and Guys Lit Wire that helps get books in the hands of hospitalized teens. You can download a bookplate for the book you're going to give away (more info here too, if you're like, huh?). Last year I left a copy of Violet on the Runway in Grand Central Station. This year... hmm... who knows? I'll report back. Also, if you're planning to do this, that makes you eligible for the contest on the readergirlz blog this week--rules here! And remember to take a photo of your book when you drop it--we'll display those on the readergirlz blog! Happy Wednesday!