Young adult author, LK Gardner-Griffie has created 8 special edition copies of her juvenile fiction novel, Misfit McCabe for the purpose of traveling the world. These eight books are being sent to various locations throughout the United States to start their journey. The plan? Each book will be read by the recipient who will register it on the website, http://www.misfitmccabe.com, and pass it on to another person who will do the same.
Each book has been color coded and assigned a number so it can be tracked on the website’s map. Readers will see where the book has been and also can keep track of it after they send it on. Information about each of the locations where the books have been will be posted on the website to provide “snapshots” of the books’ travels.
When asked what prompted her to put this plan in action LK Gardner-Griffie responded, "Books are meant to be read, and part of what I want to do as an author is to promote reading. People tend to pass books around when they have read one they like, and I thought it would be neat to create a book whose purpose was to be passed from person to person, creating a book chain. I am excited to see how far each of the books can go before the chain is broken."
Teachers are encouraged to use the website for the educational opportunities it presents. The special edition books have shipped and are making their way to the beginning point of their travels already. How far will they go?
For more information about Where in the World is Misfit McCabe? visit: http://www.misfitmccabe.com