A Voice for Teen Literature
The Rhode Island Teen Book Award is a collaborative project of the School Librarians of Rhode Island (SLoRI) and the Rhode Island Library Assocation (RILA).
The goal of the Rhode Island Teen Book Award is to promote quality literature for teens by highlighting well-written books that will be of interest to those between the ages of 14 and 18 years of age. It is the hope of the committee that by allowing teens to select the winner from each year's list of nominees, teens will be encouraged to not only read more, but also discuss the books they are reading with their friends and family at school, the local library, and at home.
Current RITBA Committee Membership:
Chair: Shannon Bloom (Pawtucket Public Library)
Vice Chair: Stephanie Barta (Louttit Library)
Secretary: Donna Broomfield (Woonsockett High School)
Treasurer: Brandi Fong (South Kingstown Public Library)
Social Media and Publicity:
Colleen LeCompte (Newport Public Library)
Linda Archetto (Cranston Public Library), Jennifer Beiermann (Warwick Public Library), Jillian Belanger (Dept. of Education), Ellen Bennett (Cranston Public Library), Kate Covintree (Wheeler School), Tonya Curt (Woonsocket Middle School), Joan Eldredge-Mouradjian (Narragansett Pier Middle School), Lee-Ann Galli (Narragansett Public Library), Jennifer Gasrow (Jesse Smith Library), Darilyn Gorton (Warwick Public Schools), Danielle Grise (Portsmouth High School), Rhonda Hevenor (Greenville Public Library), Diane Hogan (East Greenwich Public Library), Sarah Hunicke (Portsmouth High School), Kelly Inman (West Warwick High School), Sandi Jacques (Warwick Public Schools), Colleen LeComte (Newport Public Library), Ann Malbon (Woonsocket Middle School), Kelsey Matthews (Westerly Library), Tarryn Maynard (Providence Career and Technical Academy), Kristin Munson (Warwick Public Library), Rebecca Ott (Johnston Public Library), Denise Peloquin-Burns (The Prout School), Sue Rousseau (Portsmouth Free Public Library).