Tor Books is making available 200 copies of Cory Doctorow’s new YA novel, For the Win (an awesome chronicle of youth labour organizing within online gaming sites; I liked it even better than Makers!) to under-19-years-old gamers who would like to review the book for their blog or school paper. From Cory’s post on BoingBoing:
We did this with Little Brother a couple years back, on the grounds that books for young people should be available for young reviewers to write about, rather than just adult reviewers who try to figure out whether young people will enjoy them. It was a real success and I'm happy to be repeating it.
This is being launched in honor of the American Library Association’s Teen Tech Week, and is open to Canadians and Americans. I'm working on a similar offer for the UK edition, for Britons, Aussies, South Africans and Kiwis, and will post about it as soon as I have details.
If you’re interested, send an email with your snail mail address to firstname.lastname@example.org; put “FTW” in the subject line, and include the name of your blog or school paper. For fun, also share a game you enjoyed recently and why.
Pablo Defendini was a political agitator for the left in a past life. Surprise, surprise, surprise.