Committee Members Needed: Georgia Peach Book Award for Teen Readers
Next month, the Georgia Peach Book Award for Teen Readers winner and two honor books will be announced at the Kennesaw State University’s Annual Conference on Literature for Young Adults. Just a reminder that the voting for this year’s award ends on March 15. Teens vote online at the Peach Award website:
The committee is now accepting applications for the 2012 -2013 Committee. If you currently work with teens at the library, love YA books, and love to read (and get tons of free books) then this is the committee for you!!! This 12 member committee reads and reviews over 100 YA novels and non-fiction texts each year. In February, the committee selects the 20 nominees for the upcoming award; then Georgia teens vote for their top three titles. Comprised of both high school media specialists and public library staff who work with teens, this committee provides insight into current YA literature trends and the opportunity to review the best of the best titles available.
If you are interested in becoming a committee member, please take a look at the website for more information about the Peach Award and to complete your application. And if you have any questions or need additional details about the committee, please do not hesitate to email or call me–I am happy to help!
Mary K. Donovan
Mill Creek High School
Vice-Chair, GA Peach Book Award for Teens