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[TRW 2017] What author would your teens mostly likely want to meet?

Started Aug 29 0 Replies

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…Continue

[TRW 2017] How do you get teens to unleash their stories?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Elizabeth Damosso on Wednesday. 1 Reply

With Summer Reading ending and TRW 2017 coming up fast, I'd like to hear some of your ideas on how you get the young people at your library to share their stories, promote literacy, and improve their…Continue

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Elizabeth Damosso replied to Justin C Switzer's discussion [TRW 2017] How do you get teens to unleash their stories?
"I found these awesome bookmarks either from the ALA store or from Demco.  If you can't get your hands on the bookmarks, you can make your own and use the topics from the back of it to spark some writing ideas with teens."

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