I love booktalks and I love booktalking. Few things we do are as much fun a helping teens find a book they love, but spoken booktalks, no matter how skilled we are or how we tinker with the format, aren’t going to work for every potential reader. One way we can reach more teens is to add some multimedia elements when we are promoting books to a group. Here are some different types of media you might include with a few examples for each.
Beth Saxton has over ten years experience as a Youth Services Librarian with a focus on Teen Services. She is a member of ALSC and YALSA and has served on Popular Paperbacks, the 2012 Printz committee, and the 2015 Edwards committee. When she isn’t reading, blogging, or raising a little reader of her own, she’s knitting, crafting, or participating in various fandoms. You can find her on Twitter (@BethReads) or her blog (Bethreads.com)