TKB at the 26th Annual Minnesota Book Awards

April 5, 2014
St. Paul's Union Depot

Carrie Mesrobian's Sex & Violence wins the 26th Annual Minnesota Book Award for Young People's Literature.

Earlier in the day, several Teens Know Best members, interns, and parents volunteered as part of the awards gala set up crew.  We placed programs and donation cards, arranged centerpieces, and organized the volunteer's room.  Later that evening, dressed in our gala finest, we met authors, got books signed, and cheered the winners.

Teens Know Best is a teen book club sponsored by Metropolitan State University and St. Paul Public Library.  Our teens read books, blog about books, and participate in lively book discussions at monthly meetings.  Follow these links to read member reviews of Sex & Violence:

Guanani's Review

Sophie D's Review

Elise S's Review

During her acceptance speech, Ms. Mesrobian thanked librarians for having the courage to put a book titled Sex & Violence on their shelves.  Minnesota boasts a passionately engaged community that nurtures, advocates, educates, and celebrates all aspects of the book.  Teens Know Best would like to acknowledge that community, congratulate the finalists and winners of the 26th Annual Minnesota Book Awards, and thank The Friends of the St. Paul Public Library for the opportunity to volunteer and attend the gala event.

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