Creative Ways to Promote Young Adult Literature to Teenagers
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There are several innovative ways to promote young adult literature to teenagers that are so simple, they can be started immediately. Some creative ways of promoting books are to form a teen advisory group, a teen book discussion group or a puppet theatre group of teens. Involve teen students in state library association conferences, have them conduct fundraisers and be peer reader advisors. Let them have a say in improving the library, redesigning the website and promoting the library.
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Book talks are an easy way to promote novels with teens. They can take many forms. They can be hands-on, providing items that symbolize important concepts a book presents. They can be short videos that entice students to want to know more, just like a movie trailer does. They can be brief retellings, teasers that are free of spoilers, giving just enough information for teens to want to read the novel.
Students Can Write Reviews
By engaging in writing reviews and articles, librarians provide meaningful critiques to patrons and students. Because most reviews are written by librarians and teachers, our opinions are important. Students can also have the opportunity to write reviews and to get information about books from them as well.
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Read aloud time in the elementary schools is one of the most important parts of the day. Not only is it a time to model reading fluency and teach skils, it is a time to promote the love of reading.
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The Giver by Lois Lowry, is one of the most requested books for young readers. A Summer to Die, and All About Sam series are also popular for young readers. Learn about author of young adult books.
The Value of Books on Film
With English language learners, it may be a wise idea to promote books that have been made into films, according to one teacher of American Literature. She shows them in 3 versions: dubbed in the students’ language, in English but with subtitles, and then in English only. In addition, by introducing characters to students and allowing students to follow along with their own book copies as you read, will help them later when they are reading alone.
Since many students browse libraries for their next read, book displays are critical. Simple signs that grab students’ attention, book jackets that are made visible, and attractive bibliographies and banners can do the job. Displays can also be made portable, so they can be easily repositioned as needed.
Providing special programs is a good way to draw nonusers into the library. From author visits to outdoor music concerts, events like these will draw young people to the library. Emphasis should be placed on the YA section by routing the patrons past it or with an eye-catching display.
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