What is it?This is a committee formed under the umbrella of the Library Services for Youth in Custody group (www.youthlibraries.org).
Mission:To seek out and highlight fiction and non-fiction titles (PreK through adult level) of high-interest appeal to boys or girls, ages 9-21 who may fit into one or all of the following categories:- multicultural (primarily African American and Latino)- from a street culture- in restrictive custody- reluctant readers What do we do? In the Margins strives to find the best books for teens living in poverty, on the streets, in custody - or a cycle of all three!
Committee membership and requirements:1. Up to eleven (11) member committee (including Chair and Administrative Assistant) 2. Two to three year commitment, Timeline begins Jan 20163. Research, request and nominate titles, with an emphasis on ones that are self-published, independently published or published by small presses4. Read for special content for detention facilities5. Read all nominated titles6. Work with or do outreach to youth in custody and/or from street culture and get feedback from at least 3-10 teens on each title7. Actively participate in email and wiki discussions8. Meet all posted deadlines 9. Meet approximately 6 times a year via video conferencing