Voting for the 2013 Teens’ Top Ten now open

For Immediate Release
Tue, 08/20/2013

Contact:

Jaclyn Finneke
Communications Manager
Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)
jfinneke@ala.org

CHICAGO – Voting for the 2013 Teens’ Top Ten officially opened on Thursday, Aug. 15. Teens can now vote for their favorite titles through Oct. 19 from the 28 nominees that were announced back in April. Teens can vote at http://www.ala.org/yalsa/reads4teens/.

Teens can vote for up to three of their favorite titles from the nominees. The 10 nominations that receive the most votes will be named the official titles of the 2013 Teens' Top Ten. The winners will be announced during the week of October 21.

This year, YALSA partnered up with DOGObooks which generously created the online voting destination for the 2013 Teens’ Top Ten.

DOGObooks is the largest website for kids and teens to discover and review books.  With more than 90,000 books followed and more than 45,000 book reviews written by their peers, DOGObooks empowers kids and teens to discover new books, as well as share their favorites (www.dogobooks.com)

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. Nominations are posted on Celebrate Teen Literature Day, the Thursday of National Library Week in April, and teens across the country vote on their favorite titles each year. 

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: yalsa@ala.org.