Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Are You A Nerdfighter?

What is a Nerdfighter, you ask? Well, here are some definitions from around the web:
 "We're Nerdfighters. We fight against suck....we fight for awesome. We fight using our brains, our hearts, our calculators and our trombones."
"Nerdfighters are not composed of cells and tissue, but instead made entirely of awesome."
"Nerdfighters are about raising money and awareness for important causes. Nerdfighters are about building a supportive community of friends...  Nerdfighters are about stupid beautiful projects and making each other laugh and think with t-shirts and pocket protectors and rants about the situation in Pakistan which sucks right now. In the contemporary world where things fall apart and the center can not hold you have to imagine a community where there is no center... A lot of life is about doing things that don’t suck with people who don’t suck.”

Nerdfighters is a community created by authors (and brothers) John Green and Hank Green. They have an amazing website that explains what it is to be a Nerdfighter, in all its many forms. John and Hank celebrate nerds, awesomeness, and decreasing WorldSuck. Basically this means that they want young people to celebrate being who they are, and they encourage people to actively work to make the world a better place.

Nerdfighters celebrate great things like Harry Potter, LOLcats, intellectual freedom, gaming, activism, humor, nostalgia, Web 2.0, and music (of all kinds). Librarians, readers, students, teachers, and authors are all joining the Nerdfighter force. Are you a Nerdfighter?

If you are interested in Nerdfighter lit, check out books by John Green, David Levithan, and Maureen Johnson...and of couse, you must read Geektastics: Stories from the Nerd Herd (featuring short stories by these three authors and many more!). Check these out and more @ your library! DFTBA*!

(*Don't Forget To Be Awesome!)

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