What is The Teens' Top Ten and how do I participate?

The Teens' Top Teen is essentially a "teen choice" list of ten recommended readings. So where do you come in? Well, since this is a teen choice list, of course you get to choose!

Here's how it works: Every April we release a list of nominated books. From this nominated list of approximately 25 books, teens everywhere, like yourself, then can vote and choose your favorite books of the previous year to be on the 'Teens' Top Ten' list. So if you want your favorite book to be on the top ten list, get reading and spread the word!

When are the nominated books announced?

The list of nominated books will be announced in April every year on the Thursday of National Library Week. Mark your calendars!

When can I start voting for my favorite books? When's the last day to vote?

Great question! We know you're eager to vote for your favorite books so here's the deal:

You can begin voting for your favorite books online starting August 15. This year, we have extended the voting period and so voting will be open through Teen Read Week. Teen Read Week's last day is October 19.

Voting is open August 15 - October 19.

When will the 'Top Ten' be announced?

Since we have extended the voting period this year to through Teen Read Week, the winners will be announced the week of October 21st.

What else can I do to participate in the Teens' Top Ten?

Check out our activities page to see what else you can do!

I have some questions, who do I ask?

Email us! yalsa@ala.org We'll be more than happy to answer your questions.