Teens can now vote for the 2016 Teens’ Top Ten

For Immediate Release
Mon, 08/15/2016

Contact:

Anna Lam

Communications Specialist

Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)

alam@ala.org

CHICAGO – Voting for the 2016 Teens’ Top Ten official titles is now open.

Teens all around the world can start casting their votes for their favorite titles for the 2016 Teens’ Top Ten now through October 15 at www.ala.org/yalsa/teenstopten. The voting page, hosted by DOGObooks, showcases all 26 nominees with their respective book covers and summaries, and gives teens the opportunity to leave comments about their favorite titles. The “top ten” titles will be announced the week following Teen Read Week™, which takes place October 9-15.

All teens aged 12-18 are eligible to participate in the voting process and can vote for up to three of their favorite titles from the list of 26 nominees. A video featuring the 26 nominated titles can be found on YALSA’s Teens’ Top Ten site. Individual trailers for each title can also be found on YALSA’s youtube channel. Libraries can support this effort by sharing these resources with their teen patrons and encouraging them to vote.

The Teens' Top Ten is a teen choice list, with teens nominating and choosing their favorite books of the previous year. Nominators are members of teen book groups from 15 school and public libraries around the country. Library staff can now apply on behalf of their teen book groups for a chance to be a part of the official 2017-2018 Teens’ Top Ten book groups.

Nominations for the Teens’ Top Ten are posted in April during National Library Week, and teens across the country have the opportunity to read the titles throughout the summer and then vote on their favorite titles each year. To learn more about the Teens’ Top Ten, please visit the Teens’ Top Ten website.

A digital image of the Teens’ Top Ten seal for nominated and official titles is available to publishers for licensing. Arrangements can be made through ALA's Rights and Permissions office for publishers who need permission to reproduce the seal on a paperback edition or book jacket. Contact permissions@ala.org or Mary Jo Bolduc, (312) 280-5416 or (312) 944-8741 (fax) for information.

DOGObooks.com is the largest website for kids and teens to discover, rate and review books. With over 200,000 book review pages, DOGObooks empowers young readers to discover new books and share their favorites. (www.dogobooks.com)

The mission of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) is to support library staff in alleviating the challenges teens face, and in putting all teens ‒ especially those with the greatest needs ‒ on the path to successful and fulfilling lives. For more information about YALSA or to access national guidelines and other resources go to www.ala.org/yalsa, or contact the YALSA office by phone, (800) 545-2433, ext. 4390; or e-mail: yalsa@ala.org.