What is it?
This is a committee formed under the umbrella of the Library Services for Youth in Custody group (www.youthlibraries.org
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 2016
3. Research, request and nominate titles, with an emphasis on ones that are self-published, independently published or
published by small presses
4. Read for special content for detention facilities
5. Read all nominated titles
6. Work with or do outreach to youth in custody and/or from street culture and get feedback from at least 3-10 teens on
7. Actively participate in email and wiki discussions
8. Meet all posted deadlines
9. Meet approximately 6 times a year via video conferencing