Library hosts teen author visit

WOODBURY — Minnesota teen author Steve Brezenoff visits the R. H. Stafford Library, 8595 Central Park Place in Woodbury from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Feb. 16 to discuss his writing and answer audience questions from the audience.

Brezenoff’s latest book, “Brooklyn Burning,” a story of two homeless teenagers, was a finalist in NPR’s Best-Ever Teen Book feature, and is on the 2012 Best Fiction for Young Adults list by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA).

Teens Know Best is a collaborative program of Metropolitan State University and St. Paul Public Library Dayton’s Bluff branch in St. Paul. Participants are 12 to 18 years of age and review and evaluate advance copies of books provided by more than 20 publishers of young adult books. The teens meet once a month to share their feedback in person with each other.

They are also one of 15 YA galley groups in the nation to participate in selecting nominees for the Young Adult Library Services Association’s annual “Teens’ Top Ten.”

All Teens Know Best author events are paid for with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.