South Houston High School Hosts Tweens Read for the Third Year in-a-row


Tweens check out the selection of books during Tweens Read in the SHHS library.

Eleazar Barrios, Jr., Reporter

This years annual Tweens Read book festival was hosted at South Houston High School on Oct. 22. Authors were invited to participate and appear in panels throughout the day, interacting and discussing their books with tween students from all over the Houston area. A total of 32 authors showed up to the event, many of them promoting their latest books, answering questions, and giving out tips on how to improve students own storytelling and ideas. The young adult and young fiction genres were the main attraction of the day. “It’s awesome. It’s really such a great festival,” Lauren Tarshis said, author of the popular “I Survived” book series.


“Anything we can do to inspire them to do that really makes a big difference,” explained John David Anderson.


Tweens Read gave several kids the chance to create new friendships, see authors they have been eager to meet, and buy new books that were on sale in the school’s library. Kids also had the chance to visit many booths that were set-up in the school’s hallways. Dobie’s FCCLA gave temporary tattoos to kids while the Pasadena Public Library made them tin foil hats among others different diy activities. “It’s fun because there’s so much to do,” exclaimed Jonathan Herrera, a tween who attended the event.