The Rochester Teen Book Festival is hands down the best teen book event in the country. (Sorry other teen book events but it's true!) I want to send my teenage self a time machine so that she can time travel to the Rochester Teen Book Festival. Each thoughtfully planned event throughout the day seemed designed to tell attendees that reading is not just an isolated, intellectual pursuit, but a fun and social one as well. The message I believe the teens are left with is that there are still places in this world where smart is the best thing to be. I am so thankful to the organizers. As an author, the Rochester Teen Book Festival is a true reminder of why I write books for teens in the first place.
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.