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FFRPL is the 501(c)(3) charity that raises funds, presents programssupports special projectshelps create specialized spaces, and purchases supplemental materials & equipment for the Rochester Public Library.

Greater Rochester Teen Read

Since 2010, FFRPL has served as the Fiscal Sponsor for the Greater Rochester Teen Read and helped support their program and publicity efforts.

GRTR is an event focused on encouraging all of the community to read the same Young Adult book and is held in connection with Teen Read Week™, the national adolescent literacy initiative of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). Many copies of the featured book, as well as backlist titles by the authors, are available at libraries across Monroe County.

2023 Liza Wiemer (The Assignment).

The Assignment is a riveting novel based on the controversial, true story of an incident in Oswego in 2017, where students were asked to debate “both sides” of the Nazi credo. The teacher claimed that arguing in favor of Genocide was a “critical thinking” exercise. The book explores discrimination and antisemitism and reveals their dangerous impact.  Learn more.

Previous GRTR authors have included: