Posted by: montclairlibrary | October 18, 2012

Teen Read Week

Teen Read Week from YALSA
This week (October 14-20) is Teen Read Week, a national literacy initiative from the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). The week’s goal is to inspire teens to read for fun — on paper, online, or on an e-reader — and to use their library to find great reading materials, according to YALSA President H. Jack Martin’s article for the Huffington Post, which includes some pretty impressive statistics about how reading benefits teens.

Just in time for Halloween, this year’s Teen Read Week theme, “It Came From the Library,” celebrates “creepy mysteries, spooky horror stories, sordid tales of love and betrayal, eerie dystopic romances and mangas.”

Looking for some reading suggestions? Check out YALSA’s Teens’ Top Ten, including the wildly popular The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (e-book) by Ransom Riggs, and Across the Universe by Beth Revis; NPR’s 100 Best-Ever Teen Novels; or selections from YALSA’s 2012 Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults, including Shine by Lauren Myracle, Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys, and How to Save a Life (e-book) by Sara Zarr.

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