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Teen Read Week

Did you know that this week is Teen Read Week?

I absolutely love that YALSA works so diligently to promote literacy with adolescent readers. If your community does not currently have an event planned, get them on board for next year! You can check out the publicity tools section for more information.

And for my more auditory people, check out author Nikki Grimes telling you why Teen Read Week is so awesome!

Cover Reveal + Giveaway for Don't Get Caught (Kurt Dinan)

DON’T GET CAUGHT Cover Reveal and Sneak Peek
Don’t Get Caught
Author:  Kurt Dinan
Release Date: April 1, 2015
Publishers Sourcebooks Fire

Debut author Kurt Dinan reveals the cover of Don’t Get Caught, and gives readers a first-time sneak peek:

Describe your book in 140 characters or less?

A high school nobody recruits a crew of misfits for heists and pranks to get revenge on the mysterious Chaos Club. #DontGetCaught

How did you come up with the idea for Don’t Get Caught?
Look, who hasn’t wanted to rob a bank?  Or at least hasn’t thought about it?  I can’t be the only one, right?  Right? So, I suppose Don’t Get Caught is my way of robbing a bank without risking actual jail time because, let me make this clear, I would not do well in prison.  I love capers, heists, and schemes, and while the crew in this novel aren’t robbing banks, they are satisfying my criminal thoughts by doing the teenage equivalent of bank robbery--wrecking havoc in their high school.

Tell us about the main character.
Max is…