CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has announced the recipients of its 2017 Teens’ Top Ten Book Giveaway.
A total of 50 recipients will be receiving a set of the 2017 Teens’ Top Ten nominees through generous funding from The Dollar General Literacy Foundation. The nominee list is comprised of 26 teen acclaimed young adult titles ranging from a multitude of different genres.
The recipients of the giveaway are as follows:
- Bartz, Vicki. Ortonville (Minnesota) Public Library
- Batykefer, Erinn. Millvale (Pennsylvania) Community Library
- Bowen, Kimberly. Denison (Texas) Public Library
- Briggs, Krista. Canton (New York) Free Library
- Colby, Heather. Homer Township Public Library District; Homer Glen, Illinois
- Cooper, Susan. Wichita Falls (Texas) Public Library
- Daniel, Judy. Drexel (Missouri) R-IV School
- Erwin, Laura. Garnet A. Wilson Public Library of Pike County; Waverly, Ohio
- Fitzgerald, Kelsey. Ozark Regional Library; Ironton, Missouri
- Fotter, Roberta. Cibola High School Library; Albuquerque, New Mexico
- Freeman, Annelise. Indio (California) High School
- Furr, Patty. Medgar Evers Library; Jackson, Mississippi
- Gavenman, Ilene. Blanchard Community Library; Santa Paula, California
- Harari, Susan. Harry V. Keefe Library; Boston, Massachusetts
- Hicking, Marisa. Avon (Connecticut) Free Public Library
- Hiers, Aubrey. Otto Bruyns Public Library of Northfield (New Jersey)
- Jacobs, Susan. Alpena (Michigan) County George N. Fletcher Public Library
- Johnson, Kyla. Farmington (New Mexico) High School
- Kepler, Dana. Park Hill High School; Kansas City, Missouri
- LaCava, Lucille. DeSoto County High School Media Center; Arcadia, Florida
- Loegler, Elizabeth. St. Michael Catholic High School; Fairhope, Alabama
- Lohman, Tasha. Newsome High School; Lithia, Florida
- Magrum, Alana. Ida Rupp Public Library; Port Clinton, Ohio
- McPherson, Laura. Ashe County Public Library; West Jefferson, North Carolina
- Metzger, Doris Jean. Steele Memorial Library; Elmira, New York
- Moe, Rebecca. Alden (New York) Ewell Free Library
- Morrow; Erin. Beaumont (California) Library District
- Ojserkis, Amy. Atlantic County Institute of Technology; Mays Landing, New Jersey
- Osborne, Amanda. Pontotoc (Mississippi) Junior High School Library
- Otis, Emily. Anaheim (California) Public Library - Euclid Branch
- Proie; Becky. New Castle (Pennsylvania) Public Library
- Putnam, Shari. John Handley High School LMC; Winchester, Virginia
- Quintana, Lori. Griffin Middle School; Smyrna, Georgia
- Rivera, Juan. A Philip Randolph Campus High School; New York, New York
- Rodgers; Talissa. Union Springs (Alabama) Public Library
- Rogers, Erica. Hastings (Nebraska) Public Library
- Rohrbach, Margaret. Atlantic Technical College and Technical High School; Coconut Creek, Florida
- Satterlee, Nelda. Macksville (Kansas) High School
- Schmidt, Ann. Conrad Weiser High School; Robesonia, Pennsylvania
- Sills, Jennifer. Snow Hill (Maryland) High School Media Center
- Slay, Jill. Putnam City West High School; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
- Starnes, Elizabeth. Southern High School; Harwood, Maryland
- Stevens, Allie. Calhoun County Library; Hampton, Arkansas
- Stewart, Heather. Johnsburg (Illinois) Public Library
- Stolarski, Ellen. Saint Marys (Pennsylvania) Area Middle School
- Taylor-Cloud, Kimberly. Atlanta (Georgia) Fulton Public Library - Fairburn Branch
- Tefft, Jessica. Branch District Library; Coldwater, Michigan
- Wallace, April. Riverchase Middle School Library; Birmingham, Alabama
- Ward, Tina. Evergreen Park (Illinois) Community High School
- Welz, Krista. North Bergen (New Jersey) High School Media Center
With the collection of new titles, libraries can further enrich their young adult collection and attract teens to the library in hopes of fostering positive literacies habits in teens.
The Teens' Top Ten is a "teen choice" list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year. Teens everywhere can nominate their favorite titles to become the official nominees of the upcoming Teens' Top Ten. Nominations are posted in April during National Library Week, and teens across the country vote on their favorite titles each year between August 15 and the close of Teen Read Week™.
For more information, ideas, and resources for libraries to incorporate the Teens’ Top Ten into summer learning programs, download the free Teens’ Top Ten Toolkit.
A digital image of a Teens’ Top Ten seal for nominated 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 email@example.com or Mary Jo Bolduc, (312) 280-5416 or (312) 944-8741 (fax) for information.
For years, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has provided Youth Literacy Grants to schools, public libraries, and nonprofit organizations in hopes to provide assistance in implementing and expanding literacy programs for youth. For more information about Dollar General and its Youth Literacy Grants, visit www.dollargeneral.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: firstname.lastname@example.org.