Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Read for the Fun of It! “Teen Read Week”

BISBEE, AZ – The Copper Queen Library invites teen readers to increase endorphins, decrease stress levels, and “Laugh Out Loud!” during October by checking out a few of the hundreds of fun titles owned by libraries throughout the county during “Teen Read Week” (October 14-20).

This year’s “Teen Read” theme – LOL@Your Library! (“laughing out loud” for you non-text messagers) – focuses on fun by featuring humorous books and graphic novels. To locate LOL titles, just come to the library and browse the displays or go to the library’s online catalog, type in “comic or humorous” as a subject, and let the fun begin!

In addition to LOL titles, “Teen Read Week” also highlights books (humorous or not) voted “best of class” by teens themselves.

This year, teens voted for twenty “bests” – ten “best books” and ten “great graphic novels.”

The “best book” winners for 2007 are M.T. Anderson, The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation (Volume 1: The Pox Party); Alan Gratz, Samurai Shortstop; Sonya Hartnett, Surrender; Patricia McCormick, Sold; Meghan Nuttall Sayres, Anahita’s Woven Riddle; John Smelcer, The Trap; Megan Whalen Turner, The King of Attolia; Nancy Werlin, The Rules of Survival; Gene Luen.Yang, American Born Chinese; and Markus Zusak, The Book Thief.

The “great graphic novel” winners for 2007 are Ellis & Immonen, Nextwave: Agents of H.A.T.E. (V. 1); Hernandez & Fletcher, Sloth; Linda Medley, Castle Waiting; Meltzer & Morales, Identity Crisis; Ohba & Obata, Death Note
(V. 1 - V. 3); Vaughan & Alphona, Runaways (V. 4 - V. 6); Vaughan & Henrichon, Pride of Baghdad; Whitta & Naifeh, Death, Jr.; Wood & Cloonan, Demo: The Collection; and Gene Luen Yang, American Born Chinese (a winner in both categories).

All winning titles are either currently held or are on order at the Copper Queen Library for circulation to anyone with a valid Copper Queen Library card (available free to any resident of Cochise County).

For more information, contact the library at 432-4232.