Question: with so many reasons NOT to read, then why do thousands of teens pack the Nazareth gym and classrooms every year to celebrate their favorite TBF books and writers? Answer: because these kids are passionate and intelligent, and they have become a part of something that is flat out the most exciting book festival around! As a writer (and a fan of my incredible TBF colleagues), I see it as a celebration of the absolute best in the world of YA fiction: amazing, passionate kids; talented writers; and the most dedicated volunteers you will ever find. I can't wait for next year!
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.