DOGObooks and YALSA partner for 2018 Teens’ Top Ten voting

For Immediate Release
Mon, 08/13/2018

Contact:

Anna Lam

Communications Specialist

Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)

alam@ala.org

CHICAGO, IL – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has announced that it will be partnering with DOGObooks, the largest website for kids and teen books, to host the voting for the 2018 Teens’ Top Ten.

For the sixth year in a row, DOGObooks will be the host site where teens will vote for the Teens’ Top Ten. Voting by teens has grown significantly over the last couple of years and YALSA expects a record number of votes this year.

“We are thrilled to host YALSA’s Teens’ Top Ten voting for the sixth consecutive year, and gain insight into what books resonate with young readers,” said Meera Dolasia, CEO of DOGO Media.

Beginning August 15th, a link to the 2018 voting page on DOGObooks.com, will be posted on the Teens’ Top Ten site. The voting page will showcase all 25 nominee book covers and summaries, and will give teens the opportunity to leave comments about their favorite titles.

Voting for the 2018 Teens’ Top Ten will take place from August 15 to October 13, 2018. Teens from ages 12-18 are eligible to participate and can vote for up to three of their favorite titles from the list of 25 nominated. A video featuring all of the 25 nominated books can be found on the Teens' Top Ten site.

Nominations are posted on the Thursday of National Library Week each year, and readers vote online between August and Teen Read Week. To learn more about the Teens' Top Ten and voting, please visit the Teens’ Top Ten website.

DOGObooks.com is the largest website for kids and teens to discover, rate and review books.  With over 320,000 book review pages, DOGObooks empowers young readers to share their favorite books and discover new books (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.