Welcome to Library Lions interviews. Raising a Roar for Libraries

Welcome to Library Lions interviews. Raising a Roar for Libraries

Monday, October 17, 2011


Welcome to Library Lions special edition celebrating TEEN READ WEEK. This year’s theme “Picture It.” What R U doing for TRW?

Here at Library Lions we’re Roaring for YALSA = Young Adult Library Services Association. Swing by their site and see what YALSA says about TEEN READ WEEK

“Teen Read Week is an initiative of the YALSA. Teen Read Week started in 1998. This year's theme is Books with Beat @ your library®. YALSA encourages teens to read poetry, audiobooks, books about music, and more. Libraries across the world celebrate Teen Read Week with a variety of special events and programs”
Announcing this year’s Top Ten list of books for Young Adults!

Congratulations to the Teens Top Ten!!
Teens from selected libraries across the U.S. read and voted for the Top Ten list.

Special thanks to YALSA's Teens' Top Ten Committee is Chair Jennifer Barnes, Rebecca Jackman, Amy Fiske, Carrie Kausch, Rachel Kitzmann, and Lisa Martinez.

Best-selling author, Jay Asher is the spokesperson for 2011 Teen Read Week this year
More about what Jay’s doing for Teen Read Week here

We’re also roaring the 25 nominees this year:
•Bachorz, Pam. Drought. Egmont USA. 2011.
•Beam, Cris. I Am J. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. 2011.
•Beaudoin, Sean. You Killed Wesley Payne. 2011. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers.
•Black, Holly and Justine Larbalestier. Zombies vs. Unicorns. Simon & Schuster/Margaret K. McElderry Books. 2010.
•Card, Orson Scott. The Lost Gate. Tor Books. 2011.
•Clare, Cassandra. The Clockwork Angel. Simon & Schuster/Margaret K. McElderry. 2010
•Collins, Suzanne. Mockingjay. Scholastic. 2010.
•Collins, Yvonne. Love, Inc. Disney/Hyperion. 2011.
•Condie, Ally. Matched. 2010. Penguin/Dutton.
•Cremer, Andrea. Nightshade. Penguin/Philomel. 2010.
•Fitzpatrick, Becca. Crescendo. Simon & Schuster Children’s. 2010.
•Grant, Michael. Lies. 2010. HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen Books.
•Hawkins, Rachel. Demonglass. Disney/Hyperion. 2011.
•Hakwins, Rachel. Hex Hall. Disney/Hyperion. 2010.
•Kagawa, Julie. The Iron King. 2010. Harlequin.
•Lore, Pittacus. I Am Number Four. HarperCollins. 2010.
•Moore, Peter. Red Moon Rising. Disney/Hyperion. 2011.
•Nelson, Jandy. The Sky is Everywhere. 2010. Penguin/Dial Books for Young Readers.
•Oliver, Lauren. Before I Fall. HarperCollins/HarperTeen. 2010.
•O’Neal, Ellis. The False Princess. Egmont USA. 2011.
•Patterson, James. Angel: A Maximum Ride Novel. Little, Brown & Company. 2011.
•Pearce, Jackson. Sisters Red. Little, Brown and Company. 2010.
•Smith, Cynthia Leitich. Blessed. Candlewick Press. 2011.
•Westerfeld, Scott. Behemoth. Simon Pulse. 2010.
•White, Kiersten. Paranormalcy. HarperCollins/HarperTeen. 2010.

More ways Library Lions can celebrate:

1. Join readergirlz The cutting edge literacy and social media project for teens, awarded the National Book Award for Innovations in Reading. Support readergirlz and keep up with the latest great book news.

2. Free your inner teen and read an excellent book from the Top Ten or from the nomination list this year.

3. RIP Read In Public

RIP on the subway, bus, in the park, in the grocery store line – join those of us who RIP!

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