Teen Read Week: Unleash Your Story!
From October 8th to October 14th we are celebrating teens who love to read and write! Each year YALSA conducts a Teen Read Week helping to inspire teens who have stories to tell or love reading stories about teens. This year’s theme is “Unleash Your Story.”
When was the last time you connected with a character? Really felt swept up into the plot of a book? We want to know! Tell us in the comments section what was the last really great book that spoke to you. Or let us know one book that influences you everyday. Maybe you have that one book (or several) that you love to return to reread again and again. We want to hear about it.
Maybe you’re an aspiring writer? Well this week is all about you too! Teens have a unique perspective in the world–one that may not always be heard. We want to celebrate teens who have a voice and have used it. Whether it’s sharing something personal to you, observances about the world around you, or maybe you want to evoke change in the world. Write it down, share it out, don’t be afraid of “unleashing you story”!
This week in the library, we will be displaying books about teens who have unleashed their stories. The display will include biographies from teens just like you. They have used their voice to tell an important story about their lives. Stop by the library to pick one up!