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Literacy & Book-Related Programming

Program Ideas

Beat Within: Artwork and Writing by Youth Inside Juvenile Hall -

Booktalking Program at Hennepin County Library

Changing Lives through Literature -

Great Stories Club -

Poetry Workshops

"Story Talk" by People & Stories / Gente y Cuentos -

Writing Workshops for Teens from the Writers League of Texas -

YA Galley Group from YALSA -
YA Galley is an ongoing project in which publishers of young adult books provide copies of their recent titles to teen book discussion groups in libraries. In exchange, teen readers evaluate books for the publishers. The selected libraries will receive review and galley copies of new young adult titles from the more than 20 participating publishers, in exchange for providing the publishers with important feedback.



Cheney, Amy. "A Visit from Carissa Phelps." School Library Journal. July 11, 2012.
Guerra, Stephanie. "Using Urban Fiction to Engage At-Risk and Incarcerated Youth in Literacy Instruction". Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy 55.5 (2012): 385-394.
Kaywell, Joan F. Using literature to help troubled teenagers cope with abuse issues. Westport, CN: Greenwood Press, 2004.
Sweeney, Jennifer. Literacy: A way out for at-risk youth. Santa Barbara, CA: Libraries Unlimited, 2012.
Tovani, Cris. I read it, but I don't get it: Comprehension strategies for adolescent readers. Portland, ME: Stenhouse Publishers, 2000.

Literacy Presentation


Other Resources

LSYC list of Book Club Books


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