Book Drive for LGBT Youth Centers

Help Us Donate 100 Copies of THE ONE YOU GET to LGBT Youth Centers Across America

Jason Tougaw's memoir THE ONE YOU GET, winner of the Dzanc Nonfiction Prize, tells Jason's heartfelt, surprising story of growing up gay in Southern California in the seventies. Through neuroscience, Dungeons & Dragons, new wave music, and family lore, Jason works to answer the big questions: “Where did I come from,” “How did I become me,” and “What happens when the family dog accidentally overdoses on acid?”

As part of its mission to promote all people and empower new generations of the literary community, Dzanc Books has agreed to donate 100 copies of Jason's book to LGBT youth and community centers across the nation.

Youth centers already requesting copies include:

Sacramento Gay and Lesbian Center
True Colors Sexual Minority Youth and Family Services
Orlando Youth Alliance
African American Office of Gay Concerns
United Action for Youth
Ozone House
Lexington Gay-Straight Alliance
The Jewish Community Center (jqyouth)
The Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada
Kaleidoscope Youth Center
Milwaukee LGBT Community Center
Open Arms Youth Project
Outright Vermont

We have sent inquiries to over 160 LGBT allied groups, and we're committed to expanding this donation drive as we connect with more youth and community centers. We're also thrilled to receive suggestions for groups that might be interested in partnering with us.

Dzanc has agreed to donate the books at half price. We're seeking donations to help pay for the other half ($8.45 per book) plus shipping costs.  Essentially: every $10 donation puts a book on a youth center shelf.

Thanks for your time, your generosity, and your empathy.

Learn more about Jason's memoir.


Michelle Dotter 
Boulder, CO
Dzanc Books Inc 
Registered nonprofit
Donations are typically 100% tax deductible in the US.

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