For immediate release | December 3, 2013

ALSC releases Tween Recommended Reads list

CHICAGO - The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has created a Tween Recommended Reads booklist, intended to engage and encourage tweens to read throughout the year.

The Tween Recommended Reads list includes 25 titles chosen specifically to appeal to tweens and to encourage them to read. PDFs of the booklist are available online in full color and black and white and are free to download, copy and distribute.

“This booklist is full of titles that will keep tweens engaged and reading throughout the year,” said Starr Latronica, ALSC president. “Librarians are able to print this list for free from our website and circulate it throughout their community.”

ALSC’s Tween Recommended Reads list can be accessed at:

The titles were selected, compiled and annotated by members of the ALSC School Age Program and Services Committee.

About ALSC

ALSC, a division of the ALA, is the world’s largest organization dedicated to the support and enhancement of library service to children. With a network of more than 4,000 children’s and youth librarians, literature experts, publishers and educational faculty, ALSC is committed to creating a better future for children through libraries. To learn more about ALSC visit


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