CHICAGO — The nominees for the annual Teens’ Top Ten have been announced today in honor of Celebrate Teen Literature Day by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). Nominations are posted every year on Celebrate Teen Literature Day during National Library Week.
This year, the nominee list features 28 titles that were published between Jan. 1, 2012 and Dec. 31, 2012. The nominees can be found below on the Teens’ Top Ten website www.ala.org/teenstopten and on the new teen friendly Teens’ Top Ten website http://www.ala.org/yalsa/reads4teens.
The Teens’ Top Ten nominees are as follows:
Albin, Gennifer. "Crewel." Macmillan/Farrar Straus Giroux. 2012.
Banks, Anna. "Of Poseidon." Macmillan/Feiwel & Friends. 2012.
Cabot, Meg. "Underworld." Scholastic/Point. 2012.
Cashore, Kristin. "Bitterblue." Penguin Group/Dial. 2012.
Cole, Kresley. "Poison Princess." Simon & Schuster. 2012.
Cooner, Donna. "Skinny." Scholastic/Point. 2012.
Cross, Sarah. "Kill Me Softly." Egmont. 2012.
Damico, Gina. "Croak." Houghton Mifflin Harcourt/Graphia. 2012.
Fukuda, Andrew. "The Hunt." Macmillan/St. Martin's Griffin. 2012.
Harstad, Johan. "172 Hours on the Moon." Little, Brown & Company.
Hartman, Rachel. "Seraphina." Random House. 2012.
Hocking, Amanda. "Wake." Macmillan/St. Martin's Griffin. 2012.
Hopkins, Ellen. "Tilt." Simon & Schuster/Margaret K. McElderry Books. 2012.
Kontis, Alethea. "Enchanted." Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 2012.
LaFevers, Robin. "Grave Mercy." Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 2012.
Lange, Erin Jade. "Butter." Bloomsbury. 2012.
Laybourne, Emmy. "Monument 14." Macmillan/Feiwel & Friends. 2012.
Levithan, David. "Every Day." Random House/Alfred A. Knopf. 2012. (
Lowry, Lois. "Son." Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 2012.
Lyga, Barry. "I Hunt Killers." Little, Brown & Company. 2012.
McGarry, Katie. "Pushing the Limits." Harlequin Teen. 2012.
Nielsen, Jennifer. "The False Prince." Scholastic/Scholastic Press. 2012.
Picoult, Jodi. "Between the Lines." Simon & Schuster/Simon Pulse. 2012.
Rhodes, Morgan. "Falling Kingdoms." Penguin Group/Razorbill. 2012.
Roth, Veronica. "Insurgent." Harper Collins/Katherine Tegan Books. 2012.
Speer, Scott. "Immortal City." Penguin Group/Razorbill. 2012.
Stiefvater, Maggie. "The Raven Boys." Scholastic/Scholastic Press. 2012.
Wein, Elizabeth. "Code Name Verity." Disney/Hyperion. 2012.
Teens are encouraged to read the 28 nominees before the national Teens’ Top Ten vote, which will take place Aug 15 - Sept. 15 at www.ala.org/yalsa/reads4teens. The 10 nominations that receive the most votes will be named the official Teens' Top Ten. The winners will be announced during Teen Read Week, Oct. 13-19.
The Teens' Top Ten is a teen choice list, in which teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year. Nominators are teen book groups in 16 school and public libraries around the country.
YALSA’s portfolio of book and media awards helps strengthen library services for and with teens by identifying quality, age appropriate resources for librarians and library workers to share with the teens in their communities.
For more than 50 years, YALSA has worked to build the capacity of libraries and librarians to engage, serve and empower teens. 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: email@example.com.