I went into the Teen Book Festival not knowing what to expect other than a good time. What I came away with was nothing short of phenomenal. From the opening welcome to the thousands of teenage attendees to the standing-room-only panels, everything about TBF was celebratory, festive and fun. The attendees, whether teens or parents, were all energetic and excited to be at TBF, and the TBF staff members — amazing librarians, educators, and students — were enthusiastic and helpful. I’ve made new friendships from TBF, and new opportunities have sprung up as well. The festival truly celebrates the readers as well as the authors, turning a love of reading into something magical. I’m so thrilled I got to be part of TBF.
Jackie Morse Kessler
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.