The best way to get young people to read is by making the situation real for them. If they see themselves in the characters, they will likely be more interested in the story. Same goes with being able to have a conversation with the author. Having hosted events at my library where authors spoke with the young people, I was given the opportunity to experience the joy and enthusiasm about reading only meeting someone you look up to, you aspire to be can achieve. Most notably was Wes Moore. He was a frequent visitor for my library system, and he was able to so easily connect with youth that I the excitement in each and every one of them to go home and read his new book was palpable. What are some authors that your teens would be interested in meeting?