Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Peter Marino's "Magic and Misery" Giveaway

Looking to round out your LGBT collection? Just want to win a free book? Today is your lucky day. Peter Marino is supplying FOUR copies of Magic and Misery for a very special giveaway.

Here are the rules:
You must live in the US.
You must enter before Friday, November 19, 2010. 

How to enter:
Leave me a comment telling me one idea we can help the LGBT community (especially youth). Just one idea. If you're really having a hard time coming up with something besides wearing purple, you can also just tell me what the LGBT community means to you. If you have no idea what LGBT stands for, well, you need to do some research.

For additional entries (for each additional entry, you need to leave a separate comment):
1. Follow this blog and leave me a comment telling me you're a follower.
2. Like my facebook page and leave me a comment about it.
3. Follow me on twitter and leave me a comment.
4. Retweet my giveaway tweet and leave me a comment.

There are FOUR potential winners, so even if you're not interested in winning, please spread the word to others. Thank you!

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21 comments:

  1. One way that I try to help the local LGBT community is to offer a wide variety of LGBT books in my Teen Area collection. I also have an annotated [print] book list of some of the most popular and/or recent LGBT books in our collection so that teens can locate these books without having to tell anyone they are looking -- in case they are too embarrassed to ask for help. I would like to win a copy of this book so that I can add it to that collection. Thanks for hosting this contest, Goddess!

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  2. I also follow your blog...

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  3. and I "liked" you on Facebook...

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  4. Plus, I posted about your contest on my own blog!

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  5. I think teachers can step up and support LGBT youth by letting them know that they are accepted and supported in their classrooms. Schools could also create support groups for LGBT young people and have both gay and straight faculty members advising these groups. Anything to let these young people know they are loved and accepted for who they are.

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  6. We need to do more for the world. Focus on getting LGBTQ fiction into the hands of teens. Even just by telling them about the good books. Donate them to libraries that will take them and show people that these are GOOD books.

    Also, just help people. Treating them normally and giving them a hug and encouragement now and again can do wonders. Trust me.

    Great giveaway! :)

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  7. I think the biggest thing we should be doing for LGBT youth is normalizing their experiences and showing them acceptance and support, but these are things that I think need to be done for ALL youth. Most teens feel marginalized at some point; they could all benefit from less bullying and more tolerance.

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  8. I follow you on Twitter (@melaniegoodman)

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  9. I retweeted your giveaway Tweet

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  10. I think that one way I could help the LGBT youth is to create an open safe space for them in my (future) library. Besides supplying literature to help them, it is important that they know you are available to talk to them.

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  11. I also follow your blog!

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  12. I "liked" your page with facebook!

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  13. OK, well, I saw a re-tween on facebook, and had to check out anyone called "goddess librarian" because I'm a librarian too. Our school (high school) is celebrating "Mix it Up Day" next week for the first time. To celebrate and embrace and get to know people who are not the same as each of us. They are going to get to sit all mixed up in the cafe, as well as other stuff. We are trying to raise awareness.

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  14. I'm following your blog

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  15. I'm following you on twitter @amillssews. Also, I liked your "Life is Good" post. I just got that too -- It's fun reading about all these bloggers!

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  16. I help the LGBTQI community by having a Rainbow Book Club where teens can feel safe to come to read and discuss books that reflect their lives. Also, I am beginning a Parent/Teen workshop series on bullying so that parents can be aware of the many ways that their kids are being bullied, how to recognize it, and what to do about it.

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  17. I think the recent 'It gets better' project is a great way to help, and so I try to make sure the teens around here know about it. It can't do much if they've never heard of it. I also try to be available for them, and to have books in the collection that will reflect their lives and experiences.

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  18. Also, I have liked you on Facebook. :)

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  19. Let them know "we" (people who accept them for who they are) are out there. I make sure we have materials available for them. I speak out when I hear others disparage those in the LGBT community. It makes me crazy when others can't understand that ALL people are created equal. Kudos to Peter Marino for providing novels such as this and to you for helping spread the word!

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