Happy Teen Read Week!

15 10 2007

Teen Read WeekIt’s finally here! I know you have all been eagerly counting down the hours and minutes until the start of Teen Read Week. Now your wait is over, and what do you have to show for it? Well, hopefully you started off the week by going to see cartoonist Jimmy Gownley at the Hyattsville Branch yesterday.

Many of our branches have put up silly displays for TRW’s LOL@your library theme, so make sure you check them out. Also, you should find at your branch a list of suggested books to give you a chuckle and if you’ve been following this month’s 31 Flavorite Authors, then you know that this week you can chat online with:

  • October 15: John Green
    • author of Looking for Alaska and An Abundance of Katherines
  • October 16: Sara Zarr
    • author of Story of a Girl
  • October 17: Deb Caletti
    • author of The Queen of Everything; Honey Baby, Sweetheart; Wild Roses and The Nature of Jade
  • October 18: Rachel Cohn
    • author of Gingerbread; Shrimp; Pop Princess; New York; Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist; Cupcake and Ely and Naomi’s No Kiss List
  • October 19: Kirsten Miller
    • author of Kiki Strike: Inside the Shadow City
  • October 20: Mitali Perkins
    • author of First Daughter: Extreme American Makeover

So have fun and take a sec to vote for next year’s Teen Read Week theme!


31 Flavorite Authors for Teens

1 10 2007

31 AuthorsIn honor of Teen Read Week (October 14-20), Readergirlz and YALSA are hosting 31 of your “flavorite” teen authors for the month of October. And this means what, exactly? At 8pm each night, in the Readergirlz MySpace forum, you will get the chance to chat online with a different teen author — except on Halloween, when the chat will be at midnight with special guest Stephenie Meyer! And let me tell you, it is quite the list of authors. I would definitely check it out – in fact, I just might 🙂

So don’t miss out on a chance to ask one of your favorite authors that question you’ve been dying to know about a character, or what they’re currently working on, or maybe just what their favorite food is…