The most original and valuable part of TBF is how it offers kids the opportunity to think of view reading as a lifelong joy and pleasure. Too often children learn that reading is a chore involving both homework and class discussion that steer them toward a lesson. At TBF, writers and readers connect in a well organized smorgasbord of enthusiasm, conversation, questions, and pure glee. This is a unique (and increasingly rare) experience and TBF gives it to every reader that it can reach.
Not sure which books to read? Let our TBF authors tell you which ones they recommend! Visit our Resources page, then scroll down to "TBF One Book Recommendations". You will also find a more complete list of books by each author under TBF Book List.
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The Greater Rochester Teen Book Festival is an exciting and free public celebration of reading. During the festival, photographs may be taken for personal or promotional purposes. In some cases, event staff may use photos or videos to promote this non profit event. Please contact TBF committee members with questions or concerns that you might have.