Meg Cabot, author of The Princess Diaries, records Public Service Announcements for Teen Read Week

Contact: Nichole Gilbert

For Immediate Release
September 19, 2006

Meg Cabot, author of "The Princess Diaries," records

Public Service Announcements for Teen Read Week


CHICAGO -The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), the fastest growing division of the American Library Association (ALA), is pleased to announce that Meg Cabot, author of "The Princess Diaries," has recorded two Public Service Announcements (PSAs) for Teen Read Week

October 15 - 21, 2006.

The PSAs, which are in MP3 format and available to download on the Teen Read Week

Web site at, are meant for librarians to use to raise awareness about Teen Read Week

in their community.
The PSAs can be played over school announcements or on a local radio station and were made possible by Listening Library.

"We would like to encourage all librarians to use this valuable tool to promote Teen Read Week in their communities," said YALSA President Judy Nelson.
"YALSA is pleased that Listening Library and Meg Cabot have thrown their support behind adolescent literacy by making this possible."

Meg Cabot has published almost 40 novels for younger readers as well as adults, including "The Princess Diaries" series; "The Mediator" series; the "1-800-WHERE-R-YOU" series; "All-American Girl"; "Ready or Not"; "Nicola and the Viscount"; "Victoria and the Rogue"; "Teen Idol"; and "Avalon High."

For over 50 years, Listening Library has been the leading publisher of unabridged audiobooks for children and young adults. Their core commitment is to produce the best books - new releases and popular backlist - as top-quality recordings to be enjoyed by children and teen audiences today and for many years to come. Listening Library has over 750 titles available including a backlist of one of the largest collections of Newbery winners, plus a wide selection of popular fiction and classic children and young adult literature.

Now in its ninth year, Teen Read Week

is a national literacy initiative of YALSA.
"Get Active @ your library®," the theme for Teen Read Week

2006, seeks to encourage teens to read for the fun of it and use the resources at their libraries to help them lead active lives and find books on sports, fitness, volunteerism, activism, college preparation and career direction.

Harcourt; Listening Library; Orca Book Publishers; Scholastic, Inc.; Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing;; and World Wrestling Entertainment are official Promotional Partners of Teen Read Week

Teen Read Week('s Nonprofit Supporters include:
American Association of School Administrators, American Booksellers Association, Cable in the Classroom, KIDSNET, Kids Care, National Association of Secondary School Principals, National Council of Teachers of English,, National Education Association, National School Board Association, PBS, Speak Up Press, International Reading Association,
TeenInk and The N/Noggin.

For nearly 50 years, YALSA has been the world leader in selecting books, videos, and audiobooks for teens.
For more information about these awards or for additional lists of recommended reading, go to
For more information about YALSA, please contact us via e-mail,
; or by phone at 1-800-545-2433 ext. 4390.