The Washington State Young Adult Review Group (WASHYARG) is a regional organization of school and public librarians and other individuals interested in reviewing books, magazines and other media appropriate for teenagers. The organization also sponsored the Evergreen Teen Book Award and members of the committee are part of WASHYARG.

WASHYARG receives materials from over 140 publishers for members to read and review. Selected items are presented orally at the quarterly meetings and all reviews are compiled and published in the WashRag. This publication is mailed to members and has recently also been published online. Members pay $25 per school year for the right to review the books and to receive the WashRag.

Meetings are held at the King County Library System’s Service Center, 960 Newport Way NW, Issaquah from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The Evergreen Teen Book Award Committee meets immediately after.

Upcoming Meeting Dates:

  • December 14, 2018
  • March 1, 2019
  • May 10, 2019

For more information, email bshanks@kcls.org

Or write to:

Brenna Shanks
King County Library System Service Center
960 Newport Way NW
Issaquah, WA 98027


December 2018 Titles

  • Enter the titles taken at the December 2018 meeting.
  • Titles will be discussed in March and reviews published in the May 2019 Washrag.

Reviews for books taken in September 2018 and discussed in December 2018

  • Enter the reviews for books taken at the September 2018 (or any earlier!) meeting.
  • Reviews will be published in the March Washrag.

Questions? Contact Teresa Jensen at teresa.jensenx@gmail.com.