Following the success of the GRNW book drive this September 2013 for the Gay City LGBT Library, which gathered more than 240 donated LGBT books for the library from publishers, authors, and GRNW attendees, we thought it would be nice to do something similar for the 2013 holiday season for the Seattle nonprofit LGBT youth organization Lambert House.
Lambert House is a wonderful nonprofit organization that provides a safe, welcoming place for queer youth 22 and under, and hosts lots of fun activities, support groups, and meetings as well as programs to help develop leadership, social, and life skills.
Their library was in need of Young Adult LGBT books, and we thought it would be fun to step and help expand it.
In partnership with the group YA LGBT Books on GoodReads, GRNW and the GRNW GoodReads group hosted a book drive from November 9 – December 15, 2013 to gather YA LGBT books to donate to Lambert House.
During the book drive, 4 publishers, 12 YA authors, and 40 donors contributed more than 150 YA LGBT books to Lambert House, including 81 books off our Amazon gift registry!
Lambert House Executive Director Ken Shulman and GRNW Volunteers hold up some of the new YA LGBT books for the Lambert House library.
THANK YOU! Thank you to all the donors who have made this book drive a huge success! (See below for photos of the books that were donated!)
More Ways to Help
Lambert House is always looking for more books. If you would like to donate YA LGBT books for their library, please contact them. They would be very grateful to share any donated books with the more than 500 LGBT youth that visit Lambert House a year.
And THANK YOU to everyone for supporting such a great cause and helping spread the love about YA LGBT books!
A big thank you to Aimee, Jennifer, and Elizabeth for donating these wonderful books to the book drive!
A big thank you to Susan, Jessica, Kari, Tiffany, Elizabeth, and Natalie!
Thank you to Antonella, Johanna, Reggie, Anne, Susan, Kevin, and Jerina!
A big thank you to GRNW 2014 Sponsor Harmony Ink Press for this wonderful donation of books!
Thank you to Anita, Benson, and Brian!
Thank you to Bats in the Boathouse Press, Caroline, Jennifer, Denise, Sandra, and Keren!
Thank you to Krista, and to authors Anne Tenino and Kaje Harper for these donations! And thank you also to Kaje for donating a copy of Rainbow Briefs, the short story collection that was born from the YA LGBT Books GoodReads group!
Thank you to Alison, Angela, and Sylvia for these wonderful donations! And thank you to GRNW author M.J. O’Shea for donating a copy of her new YA release Blood Moon!
A big thank you to Valerie, T, and Julie!
A big thank you to author Josh Lanyon and to GRNW sponsor Less Than Three Press for these amazing donations!
A big thank you to GRNW sponsor Bold Strokes Books for sending these wonderful books for the drive!
And more amazing books from Bold Strokes! Thank you, BSB!
A big thank you to Karen, Klint, and Patti for these wonderful books!
A big thank you to Jeanne and Silver for these donations! Also a big thank you to YA author Brian Katcher for donating a copy of his book Almost Perfect!
A big thank you to Paul and T for these wonderful donations! And a big thank you to author Michael J. Bowler for sending a copy of his book Children of the Knight and to author John Goode for sending in copies of his books Taking Chances and The End of the Innocence.
A big thank you to T for this donation, and to author Sam Kadence who donated the YA novels Evolution, On the Right Track, and Double Exposure, and to author Cody Kennedy, who sent three copies of the new YA novella Safe, Thank you, T, Sam, and Cody!
A big thank you to Jim and Carolyn for these donations, and to YA author Sara Alva, who donated copies of her books Social Skills and Silent. Thank you, Jim, Carolyn, and Sara!
A big thank you to YA author Hayden Thorne, who donated an awesome selection of novels for the book drive! Thank you, Hayden!
A big thank you to YA author Michael Griffo who donated multiple copies of his two series Archangel Academy and The Darkborn Legacy
A big thank you to author Carole Cummings, who donated her Aisling trilogy to the book drive!
A big thank you to the YA publisher Prizm Books for their donation of these YA LGBT book to the book drive!