We’re currently knee-deep in final edits on Lemonade Summer! Gabi is now finishing up revisions for Ro & Ella based on sensitivity readings and editorial notes. We want to make sure we’re representing our characters as well as we can!
We’ve also chosen the recipients for our book donations!
Once the survey is sent out, backers will be able to choose among these three organizations and books will be delivered directly. You can also have us choose for you or have books sent to you so you can deliver them yourself to a library, school or youth space in your area.
Time Out Youth Center located in Charlotte, NC offers support, advocacy, and opportunities for personal development and social interaction to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) youth ages 11-20. They have a drop-in space, host workshops, social activities as well as offer services such as housing for homeless youth, counseling, testing, helping with finding jobs and getting a diploma/GED and so so much more.
See everything they do here: http://www.timeoutyouth.org
LGBT Books to Prisoners based out of Madison, WI is a trans-affirming, racial justice-focused, prison abolitionist project sending books to incarcerated LGBTQ-identified people across the United States. They have been doing this for over 10 years and have sent books to nearly 8,000 people in that time. They want to acknowledge, and work against, the oppressive functions of the prison system. Their project shifts some control back into incarcerated people’s hands.
Learn more here: https://lgbtbookstoprisoners.org
Lambert House based in Seattle, WA is a center for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth that empowers youth through the development of leadership, social, and life skills. Lambert House serves a diverse group. Over 50% of the youth who come to Lambert House are youth of color, and from all over the region representing more than 130 zip codes equally distributed to the North, South, East and West.
Check them out: http://www.lamberthouse.org