Get a jump on 2014’s “Turn Dreams into Reality” themed Teen Read Week by visiting the Teen Read Week website. Teen Read Week is a national adolescent literacy initiative created by Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) with its purpose to encourage teens to be regular readers and library users. Teen Read Week isn’t until October 12-18, but its never too early to line up resources or get ideas for planning your week’s activities. You don’t even need to be an ALA or YALSA member to take advantage of this great resource.
YALSA also officially announced the 2014 Teens’ Top Ten Nominees on April 17 in honor of Celebrate Teen Literature Day. A list of the nominees with annotations can be found on the Teens’ Top Ten website. This can be a perfect reading list to share with your students for the summer. Teens are encouraged to read the 25 nominees before the national Teens’ Top Ten vote, which begins on August 15 and runs through Teen Read Week.