This post was put up earlier this week on by one of my awesome besties. Andye only sometimes prefers to be reading young adult fiction. The rest of the time she surely prefers to be adventuring with me, while listening to be process pretty much everything. She has a great life.


Andye Reading Teen

Help #Speak4RAINN15

From Macmillan Publishing:


#Speak4RAINN15 is a joint effort with SPEAK author Laurie Halse Anderson and the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) to raise $30,000 in honor of the 15-year anniversary of SPEAK and Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. Together, we’re working to help survivors of sexual assault — like Melinda from SPEAK — find their voices. Macmillan is matching donations dollar-for-dollar up to $30,000 and so just $15 helps fund and connect three survivors of sexual violence with the help they deserve.
Join the #Speak4RAINN15 conversation on twitter using the #Speak4RAINN15 hashtag. We can tweet to raise awareness and encourage donations for this important cause.
You can visit to learn more about the campaign and how you can help survivors find their voices. If you’re unable to join the chat but are interested in helping, then every tweet, post, or tumble using #Speak4RAINN15 and leading to RAINN’s website helps raise awareness and is greatly appreciated.
” You can make a difference this April by donating $15 to #Speak4RAINN15. Once you donate, Macmillan, publisher ofSpeak, will match your contribution dollar-for-dollar! $10 helps one survivor through RAINN’s National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE), so combined with support from Macmillan, your $15 will help three survivors of sexual violence!”
For over 15 years, Melinda’s story has given thousands of survivors the courage to come forward. Please join us, Laurie, and RAINN in showing other survivors that recovery is possible.

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