Teen People. Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The Left Behind Series. Ghost World. These titles may seem to have nothing to do with each other-but they may be the best ways to connect with teens. Teenagers! Here are proven strategies for linking teens and reading, including using fiction, nonfiction, booktalking, school resources, book promotion, training, and online resources. Reynolds shows you how to develop a “Personal Reader’s Advisory Strategy” for YAs--recognizing their reading habits and providing programs and services that meet their needs. The interspersed “Reading Scenes”--success stories, day-to-day accounts, and quick tips--cover “cutting-edge” teen reading choices.
Tip-filled sections cover every genre and format: manga, teen realism, series books, graphic novels, sci-fi and fantasy, nonfiction, instruction books, magazines, and more. Suggestions for more effective booktalks, teen spaces, book displays, promotion, discussion groups, school programs, technology (readers’ databases, Web pages, teen chat) that will make any library more appealing to a young adult audience are included. This unique resource will help you turn the teens in your community into readers and lifelong library users.
"Each chapter begins with relevant YALSA competencies and ends with ‘Core Connection Concepts,' which summarize the main points for the reader … presented in an easy-to-find format."
"If you can only have one reference book on how to excite teens about reading, this book covers it all and will be an excellent addition to public and school libraries."
"Recommended for teacher-librarians who want to connect with the public library in more meaningful ways and for public librarian."
— Teacher Librarian