Tap Out and the 2013 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Readers

Hey, here’s just a quick post in case you missed this on twitter or facebook. Tap Out made the cut for YALSA’s 2013 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Readers. In essence, this means that librarians feel if you are looking for a title for a teen, who doesn’t like to read, the books on this list might be a great place to start. The titles are as diverse as the readers who will find them and love them. I am thrilled to have Tap Out on the list, because I believe it is a perfect fit, and the chance of librarians and teens finding this title is that much greater. I’m still holding out hope for an at-risk teen connection, and possibly that may arise from this as well.

I would also like to thank Running Press for putting the support needed behind my work so that librarians knew of its existence and had the opportunity to examine its value. And of course thank you to the librarians who nominated and then voted for Tap Out. Your work is important and I am glad to be a part of it.

Thank you.

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2 thoughts on “Tap Out and the 2013 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Readers

  1. That’s so exciting! Yesterday, after I read your post about the Quick Pick List not being out yet, I sent an email to YALSA about it. They said they were still in Seattle & would post it when they returned. I hadn’t had a chance to check, but am so happy “Tap Out” made the list. Maybe you’ll be one of the Quick Pick Authors invited to ALA Annual in Chicago. We often see “Quick Pickers,” along with other teen authors, at the YALSA Breakfast “Speed Dating w/ Authors.” Authors get to spend about 5 minutes at tables filled w/ librarians to answer questions & talk about their books. When given the signal, off they go to another table. There’s about 30 or 40 tables and lots of fun. We librarians stay put, only authors move. Then there’s a great big time of mingling and photographing at the end. Great fun, and hope to meet you there if you get to come! Congratulations again!

    • Thank you so much, again, for your support. I certainly hope I get to go to Chicago. Amaheim was great, but I love the “speed dating” concept. It sounds like fun for all. Fingers crossed, and thanks, again.

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