This year the theme for October’s Teen Read Week is Turn Dreams into Reality @ your Library. This “national adolescent literacy initiative created by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) … began in 1998 and is held annually during the third week of October (October 12-18 in 2014). Its purpose is to encourage teens to be regular readers and library users.” On the YALSA website you’ll find a Teen Corner which offers you a chance to vote from among twenty-five nominated titles, to help determine the Top Ten Young Adult books. Most of those books can be found in the Erwin Library.
To enrich your experience of Teen Read Week, the selection of Young Adult books on display in the Erwin Library Circulation Desk area are either about Hispanic culture, or written by Hispanic authors, since September 15-October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month in the U.S. To learn more about other Young Adult books on Hispanic themes, or by Hispanic authors, explore YALSA’s YA Fiction for Hispanic Heritage Month.