Teen Read Week Hits Temecula, Oct. 14-18

Chaparral High School will recognize “Teen Read Week”, October 14-18, with three special guest speakers from the book world. Teen Read Week™ is a national adolescent literacy initiative created by the Young Adult Library Services  Association (YALSA). The purpose is to encourage teens to read for leisure.
The week kicks off Monday with a visit by Grace Mellman Library Branch Manager, Stephanie Falco-Larson who will discuss the latest teen reads. 
On Wednesday, author and Temecula Valley High School graduate, Carrie Arcos will speak to students about her book, “Out of Reach”. Carrie is a National Book Award Finalist in Young People’s Literature. Having worked as an adjunct English professor and high school English teacher for many years, Carrie credits her former students for giving her the inspiration to write stories that would speak to them. 
On Thursday, DC Comics colorist, David Baron will speak to students about careers in the graphic arts. David has worked with the top comic book writers and artists, collaborating on the Detective Comics and Batman Beyond for D.C. Comics. 
On Friday, Chaparral High School student and author, Rafael Loza will discuss his book, “The Jayse Greyhound Chronicles”. 
Monday: Stephanie Falco-Larson, Branch  Manager of the Grace Mellman Library12:15 p.m. in the Library 
Wednesday: Carrie Arcos, author Location: Admin Building Conf.Center 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. - Period 2 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. - Period 312 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. – Student Lunch12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. - Period 5  
Thursday: David Baron, Colorist for DC Comics Location: Library (except Period 6)8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. - Period 2 10 am. - 11 a.m. - Period 3 12 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. – Student Lunch 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.- Period 5  1:30 p.m. – 2 p.m. – Period 6 (Admin Bldg. Conf. Ctr)
Friday: Rafael Loza, CHS student and author 12 p.m. -12:30 p.m. in the Library


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