You know those lists that offer 101 or more words to state ...? You'd need one of those lists and to use every word from A all the way to Z to capture the perfection that is TBF. AND IT STILL WOULDN'T BE ENOUGH. TBF is a dream! While I was there, I kept thinking and saying, "This is the BEST book festival ever", then I'd turn and overhear authors, two or three persons left and right of me, saying the same thing. The sensational rock-star concert-like mass of thousands of frenzied celebrants of literacy which included enthusiastic authors, teens, librarians, teachers, caregivers, and volunteers is the result of the passion, dedication, preparation, execution, and integrity of the entire TBF team. If Oprah Winfrey discovered the magic that is TBF Live, she might completely pay for every TBF from now on!
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.