On October 17, 2012, help YALSA celebrate Teen Read Week™ 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 — and encourage all the adults you know to participate, too. To learn more about Teen Read Week, please visit www.ala.org/teenread.