We’re into the second half of the YALSA Teen Read Week™ ! What have you been reading so far?
I’m in the middle of Erin Morgenstern’s The Night Circus which City High School’s book club “City Reads” is discussing next Wednesday after school. City High students are encouraged to stop by the City High Library after school to join us! Talk with Ms. Fredrickson in the City High Library for more info. The Night Circus was a 2012 Alex Award (books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults) winner and should be a great discussion book.
The YALSA Teens’ Top Ten (a national “teen choice” reading list) was also announced this week and you can see the winners at this PDF link. Many of ICPL’s teen favorites are on there, including last month’s West High School A Novel Idea book club selection, Divergent, by Veronica Roth. West High Librarian Ms. Belding and the Novel Idea crew were nice enough to let me be there for that discussion and I look forward to next month’s talk about often banned author Lauren Myracle’s Shine and West High alum Zach Wahls’ My Two Moms!
Be sure to take a look at YALSA’s survey and vote on issues for next year’s Teen Read Week™.