The Florida Teens Read program is a voluntary reading program designed by Florida’s Media Specialists for Florida’s Teens. Each year, 15 books are nominated, and in May, one will be declared the favorite book of Florida’s Teen Readers. Students are encouraged to spend the year reading as many of the nominees as possible, so they'll be able to vote for their favorite at the end of the year. For 2016-2017, the winner was All American Boys, by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely. The books are both fiction and nonfiction, covering a wide range of topics.
Once you’ve finished each book, you’ll need to visit the Media Center and fulfill a few easy requirements for tracking purposes. These requirements are:
- Post a short review of the book on Destiny Quest. Must be grammatically correct and include specific details about why you liked the book (without spoiling it!).
- See Ms. Coe. I will approve your review, and then make a record of your participation. Make sure you tell me your English teacher’s name. If you forget this part, you won’t get any credit in class.
In April, all students who have read at least 3 of the books will be invited to a celebration during 7th period – there will be food - and you’ll get to place your vote. There will be additional prizes in store for students who go above and beyond and read more than the minimum of 3, such as free books, gift cards, and even autographed books for our top readers.