“Crash, Fire, Pain - Teen Basketball Star Killed in Fiery Crash”--- so begins Sharon Draper’s Tears of a Tiger , this year’s Birmingham Public Library’s Read It Forward selection. To read more about the book and the program click here . This community-wide reading program encourages teens to read. Participating is simple. Just: Visit any Birmingham Public Library location and pick up a free copy of Tears of a Tiger by Sharon M. Draper (while supplies last). Read the book. Log onto www.bplcyberteen.org , enter the book’s tracking identification number and leave a comment. Pass the book forward for someone else to read. Log onto the library’s web site often to track your book as it travels from reader to reader and to see what others have to say about the book. Read it Forward is funded in part by The Literacy Council.