The assignment was for my Library Materials for Young Adults class, and it required me to create some sort of publicity or marketing "thing" – a series of bookmarks, a brochure, a poster, a library display, a webpage or even a video – to promote a certain genre or topic to the teenage demographic.
With summer on the horizon, I decided to promote books highlighting outdoor activities and nature. It's far too easy for teens miss out on nature's beauty while sitting in an air-conditioned room overindulging
in screen time during the summer months, so I wanted to motivate them to get out and explore.
My webpage promoted a mixture of fiction and nonfiction books – everything from survival fiction classics like Gary Paulsen's Hatchet to The Unofficial Hunger Games Wilderness Survival Guide. Whether teens are preparing for an outdoor adventure themselves or just looking to travel vicariously through someone else, books are a great way to discover the great outdoors.
To view my publicity project webpage, click here – and remember to #ReadAdventurously this summer!