No graphics. No lists. This time, it's just a simple idea. If we wants young adults to read books that we deem worthy, then maybe we need to agree to read the books that they consider must-reads as well. Another thought on how to revitalize the classics: YA librarians could offer their patrons trade-offs. If the kids would read a classic that the librarian recommended to them, then the librarian would read whatever the kids wanted them to read in exchange. Afterward, they would compare notes through discussion.
That's the whole idea.
So, like always, what do you think? Could this work? As a teenager, would you agree to such a deal? As a librarian, would you agree to such an arrangement?