On October 17, 2012, help YALSA celebrate Teen Read Weekâ„¢ by joining the conversation about teen reading and young adult literature via a Tweet-a-thon!’ YALSA wants to know: what’s on your YA lit reading list right now? ‘ Steampunk? Audiobooks? ‘ Horror? Graphic Novels?’ Nonfiction?’ Something else?
We’re encouraging people of all ages to Tweet their YA lit reading lists, recommendations, thoughts and ideas with the hashtag #TRW12 any time on Oct. 17.’ We’ll be following and re-tweeting our favorites.’ We want to hear from teens, librarians, library workers, educators, authors, editors and more!’ What might you Tweet on Oct. 17? Here are just a few ideas:
- What you are reading, or want you want to read
- Your opinions on who the contenders are for the Printz or other YA lit awards
- Innovative ways that libraries are bringing reading to teens
- Quotes about YA lit, or about reading in general
- Book recommendations for others
- Tips for getting more teens reading
- Links to booklists, contests and other resources
- What trends you’re seeing in YA lit right now
- Visuals! Show us what you have going on for Teen Read Week by Tweeting a photo
- Whatever else you’d like to share about teen reading and YA literature
So, librarians, library workers and educators please alert your teens â€” and encourage all the adults you know to participate, too. ‘ ‘ To learn more about Teen Read Week, please visit www.ala.org/teenread.