It’s that time again–Teen Read Week is happening now! Teen Read Week is a national literacy initiative of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association. It’s aimed at teens, their parents, librarians, educators, booksellers and other concerned adults (pretty sure that is where the Snoops fit in )
The theme this year is “Read For The Fun Of It”, with the sub-theme “It Came From the Library”, which dares teens to read simply for the fun of it. The event offers librarians and educators a chance to encourage teens to read for pleasure and to visit their libraries for free reading materials. Just the kind of good, clean fun we are trying to promote here at StorySnoops!
When I think of reading “just for the fun of it”, the first thing that comes to mind is a true guilty pleasure kind of book. Not too heavy, nothing a teacher would probably ever ask me to analyze or write a report on–just enough naughty behavior going on to heighten the escapism I’m looking for. Something I would for sure pull out on vacation, or most likely the kind of book I’d remove from the coffee table when my really intellectual friend comes over…these will appeal, regardless of who is in need of reading for fun, you or your teen!