Wednesday, May 18, 2011

On Saturday May 14th, 2011 a group of teens from Newark went to Nazareth College in Rochester to be a part of the Rochester Teen Book Festival (TBF). This free one day event brings together teen readers and authors of  popular teen books.

Below is just one photo of the teens from Newark. Click on the photo to see the HUGE crowd and some behind the scenes photos of the authors!

Save the date...TBF 2012 is scheduled for May 19th, 2012

Monday, May 02, 2011

This is it! This Saturday is the Teen Book Festival!!!

Terry Trueman 
will be there right along with us!

Terry is the author of...
Cruise Control
Stuck in Neutral
7 Days at Hot Corner
Inside Out
No Right Turn
Sheehan: Heartbreak and Redemption

Fun facts about Terry:

Stuck in Neutral won a Printz Honor Award

He sometimes still plays records... they remind him of when he was a teenager.

He first rode a motorcycle straight into the back of a parked station wagon to which his dad said, "Okay, you look ready to go."

He thinks Beatle boots are still cool!

For more information on Terry and his books visit his fun website and his TBF page!

Charles R. Smith Jr.
is going to be at the TBF this year!

Charles is the author of:
Hoop Kings
Twelve Rounds to Glory
Winning Words

Fun facts about Charles:

He was the youngest student in his class and the only student of color when he started college.

Charles has sat at the desk in the Oval Office while working alongside a photographer for Time Magazine. Bill Clinton was the subject. 

He has met all of the 50 greatest NBA players of all time, including Michael Jordan and Shaquille O'Neill!

He went to photography school
For more info on Charles and his books visit his super cool website and his TBF page!