Team Teen Read Week

teen read week 2010: books with beat @ your library, oct. 17-23
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Teen Read Week™ will be celebrated October 17 – 23 with the theme “Books with Beat @ your library.”  Our goal is to join forces with as many publishers as possible to make this the best Teen Read Week ever! 

In order to help libraries through this difficult period, YALSA collaborated with publishers to provide mini-grants to needy libraries so they can purchase books and materials for their teen collection. 

If you’re interested in being a part of Team Teen Read Week or would like more detailed information, please contact YALSA’s Executive Director Beth Yoke at 312.280.4391 or Learn more about other sponsorship opportunities with YALSA.

Team Teen Read Week Members

ALA Graphics is your source for posters, bookmarks, gifts, incentives, and other library and school promotions including the official materials for Teen Read Week, Teen Tech Week, National Library Week, and Banned Books Week. Check out ALA Graphics for the offical product line for Teen Read Week at


Bloomsbury Children’s Books and Walker Books for Young Readers, both divisions of Bloomsbury Publishing USA, are general interest publisher of children’s books for all ages. Titles published include picture books, nonfiction and middle-grade and teen fiction.

Carolrhoda Lab

Carolrhoda Lab™ is dedicated to distinctive, provocative, boundary-pushing fiction for teens and their sympathizers. Carolrhoda Lab™ probes and examines the young-adult condition one novel at a time, affording YA authors and readers an opportunity to explore and experiment with thoughts, ideas, and paradigms in the human condition. Adolescence is an experience we share and a condition from which some of us never quite recover. All of us at Carolrhoda Lab™ are proud to proclaim our lifelong adolescence and our commitment to publishing exceptional fiction about the teenage experience.

Cinco Puntos

With roots on the U.S./Mexico border, Cinco Puntos Press publishes great books which make a difference in the way you see the world.  We’re celebrating 25 years of great books in 2010! Learn more at

Free Spirit Publishing, Inc.

Random House


Sleeping Bear Press

Tor Teen

Tor-Forge Books, an imprint of Tom Doherty Associates, LLC, is a New York-based publisher of hardcover and softcover books, founded in 1980 and committed (although not limited) to SF and fantasy literature. Between an extensive hardcover and trade-softcover line, an Orb, trade paperback backlist program, Starscape and Tor Teen – the children’s and young adult imprints and a stronghold in mass-market paperback, Tor annually publishes what is arguably the largest and most diverse line of science fiction and fantasy ever produced by a single English-language publisher. Books from Tor have won every major award in the SF and fantasy fields, and for the last twenty-one years in a row the company has been named Best Publisher in the Locus Poll, the largest consumer poll in SF.

Viz Media

VIZ Media, LLC is one of the most comprehensive and innovative companies in the field of manga (graphic novel) publishing, animation and entertainment licensing of Japanese content.The company offers an integrated product line including the popular monthly manga anthology SHONEN JUMP magazine, graphic novels, and DVDs, and develops, markets, licenses, and distributes animated entertainment for audiences and consumers of all ages.

William Morris Endowment

Teen Read Week Nonprofit Supporters
AdLit is a multimedia project that includes a comprehensive website designed to give parents and educators the tools they need to help adolescents become better readers and writers. offers best-practice articles on topics ranging from achievement to motivation to writing; a Classroom Comprehension Strategy Library; exclusive video interviews with authors; themed book lists, discussion guides and a author study toolkit; an "Ask the Experts" feature; resources for celebrating special days on the literacy calendar with tweens and teens; and a free monthly e-newsletter.

American Association of School Administrators (AASA)
AASA is the professional organization for more than 16,500 educational leaders across America. Its four major focus areas are: improving the condition of children and youth; preparing schools and school systems for the twenty-first century; connecting schools and communities; and enhancing the quality and effectiveness of school leaders.

American Booksellers Association (ABA)
ABA is a not-for-profit trade association representing independent bookstores nationwide.

Cable in the Classroom (CIC)
CIC represents the cable telecommunications industry's commitment to education - to improve teaching and learning for children in schools, at home, and in their communities.

International Reading Association
The International Reading Association seeks to promote literacy by improving the quality of reading instruction through studying reading processes and techniques; by serving as a clearinghouse for the dissemination of reading research; and by encouraging reading as a lifetime habit.

Kids Care   
Kids Care Clubs is a program of the Points of Light Foundation. Their mission is to develop compassion and the spirit of service and philanthropy in school-aged youth. To that end, monthly projects and resources are posted on their website.

KIDSNET is a nationally recognized, nonprofit education and media resource that encourages media literacy in young people and their families and is committed to educational excellence in the media industry.

Los Angeles Young Adult Authors (LAYAs)

The LAYAs are a group of L.A.-based YA authors (either that, or the plural form of the Spanish word for "beach," without the "p" in front) who write books, graphic novels, scripts, and cryptic notes to each other.  We've been known to judge 4th of July parades in shiny tiaras, do a live game show we do call LAYAPALOOZA,  do panels at book fests, conduct writing workshops, do readings at libraries and make school visits cool.

National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP)
NASSP’s mission is to build effective and skillful school leaders. They provide professional development and other services and products to help school leaders advance their schools into the twenty-first century.

National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
Since 1911, NCTE has provided a forum for the profession, an array of opportunities for teachers to continue their professional growth throughout their careers, and a framework for cooperation to deal with issues that affect the teaching of English.

National Education Association
This organization works with men and women working in schools and colleges across the United States to help all students achieve.

National School Boards Association (NSBA)
NSBA is the nationwide organization representing public school governance. NSBA’s mission is to foster excellence and equity in public elementary and secondary education through school board leadership.


readergirlz is an online book community of over 10,000 members where we challenge girls to read, reflect, and reach out. The organization is operated by five volunteer, award-winning YA authors dedicated to teen literacy. Each month a book is featured, the author hosted, and a corresponding community service project is highlighted. Two special literacy projects are operated yearly to support YALSA's Teen Read Week and Support Teen Literature Day (Operation TBD - Teen Book Drop).

The mission of SmartGirl is to provide an online community for adolescent girls (and boys) to voice their opinions. Members of the site are primarily girls between the ages of twelve and twenty. There are currently 20,000 subscribers to the SmartGirl’s free monthly newsletter.

Speak Up Press
Speak Up Press publishes Speak Up, a national annual art and literary journal featuring fiction, nonfiction, poetry, plays, photography, and artwork of young people thirteen to nineteen years old from across the country and around the world. Speak Up is produced by a local and online teen advisory board.

Swept Away TV/The Rock Star Stories

This television program written, edited, filmed and directed by college and high school students. The program airs in more than 72 markets. We are a non-profit organization dedicated to providing media career training, mentoring and experiences for young people nationwide.  More than 3000 young people have learned to shoot, edit, film and direct in the 7 years that the program has been on air. Students also produce high school and college press conferences with such musical artists as Yellowcard, Thursday, Something Corporate,  Sum 41, Andrew WK, and the Alkaline Trio. 

TeenInk is a national teen magazine, book, and Web site featuring teen writing, information, art, photos, poetry, teen issues, and more. All articles are written by teen authors who are students at K–12 schools. The monthly print magazine is appropriate for teenagers ages thirteen to nineteen attending secondary school: junior high school, middle school, and high school. TeenInk was established in 1989 as The 21st Century magazine by The Young Authors Foundation, a nonprofit organization. More than 25,000 teens have published in the magazine and its companion, Poetry Journals.