We’ve all heard the terrible news from Aleppo, and it’s easy to feel helpless in the face of such violence, so far away. But there is something we can do!
Author Dana Alison Levy and Rachel Allen came up with the idea of #KidLitForALeppo – a flash, Twitter-based fundraiser. Here’s the skinny, pulled directly from Dana’s website:
WHAT: A group of authors will offer these prizes under the hashtag #KidlitForAleppo on Twitter. Prizes will include critiques, signed books, signed advanced reader copies of books not out yet, and more!
WHO: Anyone who donates to one of the following organizations, or another proven organization doing work on the ground in Aleppo. Just screenshot your donation (keep private info private, of course) and respond to the author’s tweet.
RULES: Only one prize per donation, using the honor system. Don’t be a jerk.
DONATE: Any one of the following organizations are amazing and worth your money:
To read Dana’s full post, check out her website.
I’m giving away some great prizes for #KidLitForAleppo, and so are many other authors! Here are direct links to the prizes I’m offering:
Signed copies of THORN: https://twitter.com/BooksByIntisar/status/810499988283424769
Signed copies of SUNBOLT: https://twitter.com/BooksByIntisar/status/810500207515500544
One set of SUNBOLT + MEMORIES OF ASH: https://twitter.com/BooksByIntisar/status/810505225895378944
**edited to add this one too!
Haven’t read Sunbolt or Memories of Ash yet? Make a $5 donation to The White Helmets (proven organization helping folks on the ground in Aleppo), and send me a pic on Twitter @BooksByIntisar –I’ll send you download links for both in return! All entries win!
Even if you can’t donate (I know money can be tight this time of year), consider hopping on Twitter and helping to share the word by retweeting and talking up the event!
Thank you all for helping to make this a success.