About Our Auction
PA Reads YA is disgusted by the continued education legislation that is harming LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC teens around the country. These unconstitutional laws, coupled with the extreme rise in book bans and challenges of YA books written both for and about LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC teens, are a direct threat to teens.
As teens, we wondered what we could do to support our peers around the country. We decided to call on the network of creators who make work for teens to support us in setting up an auction to raise funds for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). The ACLU defends the rights of teens like us every day by fighting classroom censorship, working for racial justice, protecting LGBTQIA+ rights, and more.
Our goal is to raise $1,500 through this auction.
UPDATE #1: We reached our goal of $1,500 on Monday, May 16 - thank you! We decided to adjust to a stretch goal of $3,000. Let's see if we can double things by the end of the week. We're grateful for your help!
UPDATE #2: We doubled our goal and reached $3,000 in the morning on Wednesday, May 18, so we're going to see if we can reach $4,500 by the end of the week. Thank you for your generosity!
About PA Reads YA
PA Reads YA is an organization led by teens and for teens that creates teen-centered literary projects and opportunities across Pennsylvania. We are committed to creating an environment where diverse teen voices and stories are heard.
1-Hour Publishing AMA with Rachel Lynn Solomon
3-Night Writing Retreat at Highlights Foundation
3-Night Personal Writing Retreat at Highlights Foundation Retreat Center in northeast PA
AMA Interview with Bridges & Books Podcast
Conduct a 30-minute interview with teen hosts of Bridges & Books Podcast to air during Season 3
Manuscript Critique from Alexandra Villasante
10-Page Manuscript with 15-Minute Zoom Consultation with Author Alexandra Villasante
Query + 100 Page Critique from Eric Smith
Query + 100 Page Critique from Author & Literary Agent Eric Smith
Signed Book + Art Print: SHE GETS THE GIRL
Signed & personalized copy of SHE GETS THE GIRL by Rachael Lippincott & Alyson Derrick + art print
Signed Book Bundle: Kat Cho
Signed hardcovers of books by Kat Cho with character cards
Story Consultation with Author Ryan La Sala
1 Hour Story Consultation with Fantasy & Horror Author Ryan La Sala
Virtual Meet-and-Greet with Brenna Thummler
One-hour virtual meet-and-greet with author/illustrator Brenna Thummler