For immediate release | October 17, 2013

2013 Teens’ Top Ten Book Giveaway recipients announced

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA) has announced the recipients of its Teens’ Top Teen Book Giveaway, funded by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation.

Each library will be receiving a set of all 28 nominated 2013 Teens’ Top Ten titles. The official 2013 Teens’ Top Ten titles will be announced the week of Oct. 21 at

The recipients are as follows:

  • Alicia LaFrance, Alexandrian Public Library
  • Allyson Evans, Waldorf West Library
  • Amanda Jackson, Gadsden Public Library
  • Amanda Pinyan, Madison Public LIbrary
  • Andrea Waldrip, Jackson County Comprehensive High School
  • Angela Cinquemano, Redemptorist High School Library
  • April Wallace, Pinson Public Library
  • Ashley Supinski, Easton Area Public Library, Palmer Branch
  • Barbara Janssen, Security Public LIbrary
  • Barbara Jaindl, Salisbury Middle School
  • Betty Chapman, Bradley Public Library
  • Christina Thornhill, The Library of Hattiesburg, Petal, and Forrest County
  • Cindy Shutts, White Oak Library District - Romeoville Branch
  • Connie Scharre, Our Lady of Providence High School Library
  • Danielle Rasmussen, Garland Public Library
  • Darnice Jasper, AACPL - West County Branch
  • Deanne Boyer, Muhlenberg Community Library
  • Dianna Geers, Harding Middle School Library
  • Elsa Ouvrard-Prettol, Natomas Charter School
  • Glenna Fallin, West Feliciana Parish Library
  • Janis Fox, Central Library
  • Jean Lovasko, Whiting High/Middle School
  • Jeanne Hirsch, Girls Incorporated of Lakeland
  • Jeffrey Bargielski, Francis Howell Middle School Library
  • Jenna Jaureguy, Baton Rouge International School Library
  • Jennifer Buch, Ida Rupp Public Library
  • Jessica Lee Robinson, Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library
  • Joan Yarsa, Lorain High School
  • Joanna Goldfarb, Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library
  • Jody Decker, Bayard Public Library
  • Juanita Kamalipour, Esperanza Acosta Moreno Regional Library
  • Judy Daniel, Drexel R-IV School
  • Julia Simpson, Auburn Public Library
  • Julia Hutchins, Leesburg Public Library
  • Kathryn McAllen, Rolling Hills Consolidated Library
  • Kefira Philippe, Nichols Middle School Library
  • Marcia Stiller, Corry Public Library
  • MaryAnn Karre, West Middle School
  • Meg Finney, Memorial High School Library
  • Michelle Chrzanowski, South Morrison Library
  • Pamela Rellstab, Defiance Public Library
  • Roberta Barber, Woodland Middle School
  • Ryda Worthy, South Mississippi Regional Library
  • Sally Banfield, Sheridan Middle School
  • Sarah Corso, Oak Creek Public Library
  • Stephanie Charlefour, Wixom Public Library
  • Susan Bannwart, La Porte County Public Library
  • Tara Smith, Cherokee County Public Library
  • Valerie Suttee, Onslow County Public Library
  • Wendy Stephens, Cullman High School Library

Teens' Top Ten is a "teen choice" list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year. Nominators are members of teen book groups in sixteen school and public libraries around the country. Nominations are posted on Celebrate Teen Literature Day during National Library Week and teens across the country vote on their favorite titles between August and October. For more information about the Teens’ Top Ten, please visit

About Dollar General

Dollar General is a leading discount retailer with 10,000 stores in 40 states. Dollar General stores provide convenience and value to customers by offering consumable basic items such as food, snacks, health and beauty aids and cleaning supplies, as well as basic apparel, house wares and seasonal items at everyday low prices. The company has a longstanding tradition of supporting literacy and education. Since 1993, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $71.2 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than 4.1 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy, a general education diploma or English proficiency. To learn more about Dollar General, visit

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, or contact the YALSA office by phone, (800) 545-2433, ext. 4390; or e-mail,


Jaclyn Finneke

Communications Manager

Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)