This picture makes me smile. As an author, I get a ton of free YA and MG books -- and I buy a ton, too. My writer friends are overstocked as well, so we give them to the Lower East Side Girls Club, which is an incredible, amazing organization.
Here I am with some of the younger Girls Club members on the day of delivery. Those boxes are less than half of what I was able to collect from Libba Bray and Barry Goldblatt, Alex London, Daniel Ehrenhaft and Soho Teen, David Levithan, Robin Wasserman and Gayle Forman.
If you're invested in creating opportunities lives of girls and young women, check out and donate to the LES Girls Club. They offer after-school classes in science, dance and yoga, sewing and fabric arts, visual arts, entrepreneurial projects, cooking, and a ton more. They have free books to take home in the lobby. They have a planetarium! And a green roof! Plus a counselor, college application help and more.