YALSA names 2018 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adults

For Immediate Release
Thu, 01/04/2018


Anna Lam

Communications Specialist

Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)


CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced its 2018 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers list.

The Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers list identifies titles aimed at encouraging reading among teens who, for whatever reason, are not avid readers. The full list can be viewed at www.ala.org/yalsa/quick-picks-reluctant-young-adult-readers. It will be available on both the Teen Book Finder Database and app.

“It was a pleasure working with this group of amazing YALSA members to put together our list of 30 titles from the 108 nominated this year,” said Coordinator, Dana Hutchins. “Each of us on the Quick Picks Blogging Team this year are very proud of this final product.”

The members of the Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers Blogging Team are: Dana Hutchins, Coordinator, Jackson Middle School Library, San Antonio, TX; Kay Hones, Civic Center Secondary & Downtown Continuation High School, San Francisco, CA; Lisa Krok, Akron-Summit County Public Library, Akron, OH; Jodi Kruse, R. A. Long High School, Longview, WA; Laura Lehner, Hudson Library & Historical Society, Hudson, Ohio; Karen Lemmons, Detroit School of Arts Media Center, Detroit, MI; Jessica Ormonde, Pacifica Libraries, Pacifica, CA;  Carrie Richmond, Racine Public Library, Racine, WI; Allie Stevens, Calhoun County Library, Hampton, AR; Jenny Zbrizher, Morris County Library, Whippany, NJ.

YALSA’s portfolio of book and media awards helps strengthen library services for and with teens by identifying quality, age appropriate resources for library workers to share with the teens and their families. Learn more about YALSA’s other book and media lists here.

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.