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What is Florida Teens Read?

The Florida Teens Read (FTR) program is a student-choice reading award program where Florida teens read and then vote to determine which YA book wins the annual award as the favorite of teens in Florida. Each year the reading list is comprised of fifteen titles that have been chosen by a committee of twelve school librarians specifically to engage high school students (grades 9 through 12).  The list reflects the interests or Florida teens as well as represents a variety of genres, formats, reading levels, viewpoints, and ethnic and cultural perspectives.  

That Year's Florida Teens Read List

Florida Association for Media in Education (FAME) sponsors the the FTR program, and a list of the current year's titles can be found on FAME's website.  Recent past winners include The Hate You Give, Salt to the Sea, The Hunger Games, Divergent, and The Maze Runner.

Disclaimer:  This program is designed to entice teens to read. In order to engage their interest and to provide a spur to critical thinking, the book selections include those that may involve sensitive issues. The content of some of the titles may be more mature than younger students may have previously encountered. Please recognize that this is a voluntary reading program. Not every book selected will suit every student. In a democratic society, a variety of ideas must find voice. As readers, teens have the choice to read the more mature titles or to close the book.  Books may be fiction or non-fiction and must be available in English.  The copyright of the books will be within the last three years.

Reading and Voting Guidelines

Students are encouraged to read all fifteen nominations; however it is understood that all books on the list may not appeal to all teen readers.  Therefore, students who have read at least three books will be eligible to vote for the year’s winner. Listening to a title will be considered having read it. Eligibility for voting will be determined on the honor system and/or student reading logs. Voting instructions and a voting link will be released by FAME each year in the early spring.