Writing is a solitary experience, which makes an occasion like the Teen Book Festival such a joy: an opportunity to meet other writers, but also teachers, librarians, others who are interested in books for children and teens. And the teens themselves! They shared stories of how books--sometimes our books--had touched them. The number of happy, friendly, energetic volunteers--adults and students-- was staggering.
Vivian Vande Velde
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.