The Keller(TX) ISD secondary librarians have begun planning for YAK15, our fourth annual young adult book festival, to be held at KISD's Central High School, 9450 Ray White Road., Ft. Worth, TX. 76244, as a means to provide the Keller ISD teen community with exceptional opportunities to connect with literature and authors in a non-academic setting. The previous three YAK Fests were made possible by generous grants from the M. R. and Evelyn Hudson Foundation through the Keller ISD Innovation grant process.
Our goals are to:
Connect teens with award-winning young adult authorsEnrich reading and literacy skillsStimulate interest in reading and writingProvide teens with an entertaining as well as educational eventProvide teens with leadership opportunitiesEncourage "non-readers" to become readers through the enthusiasm of other teens