OVER SIXTY CHILDREN’S AND TEEN BOOK INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS RAISE MONEY FOR TULAKES ELEMENTARY, A TITLE I SCHOOL IN OKLAHOMAClick here to see my prize pack for the auction!
(Chicago, IL – June 24, 2009) In less than two weeks, the online event “Take the Dare: Show You Care” has far exceeded its original goal to support one classroom at Tulakes Elementary. As word spread among the children’s and teen book publishing industry, more professionals have joined, including literary agents from the nation’s top agencies as well as prominent editors from major publishing houses like HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster and Penguin, to name a few. The entire 3rd grade-five classrooms-at this Title I school will have new leveled readers for their classrooms and countless book boxes to store their new books. But according to author Cynthea Liu, the event’s organizer, “There is still work to be done. The 2nd grade isn’t any better off than the 3rd grade, and I’m determined to see them covered, too.” In addition to Tulakes Elementary, Ms. Liu has also chosen other Title I schools in her home state of Oklahoma to receive support through DonorsChoose.org. To learn more about “Take the Dare: Show You Care,” please visit www.cynthealiu.com/showyoucare or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, June 26, 2009
Cynthea Liu has a new book coming out! It's called Paris Pan takes the Dare. To help celebrate - she's giving back. She's gathered some top people and creators in the children's book biz to donate books, services and art to an online auction. It's going on right now and continues through July 8th. Here's the official blurb: