For immediate release | August 15, 2012

Voting now open for YALSA’s Teens’ Top Ten

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), invites all teens (aged 12-18) to vote for the Teens’ Top Ten. Teens can vote for their favorite books from the last year in the annual poll at Voting is open now through Sept. 15.

The 24 nominees for this year’s Teens’ Top Ten are available at, along with a toolkit for librarians to promote the Teens’ Top Ten to the young adults visiting their libraries.

Teens’ Top Ten allows teens to voice their choice for their favorite books each year — it’s the only reading list with titles nominated and voted on by teens.

The final 2012 Teens’ Top Ten list will be announced during Teen Read Week, Oct. 14-20, 2012.

For more than 50 years, YALSA has been the world leader in selecting books, videos and audiobooks for teens. For more information about YALSA or for lists of recommended reading, viewing and listening, go to, or contact the YALSA office by phone, (800) 545-2433, ext. 4390; or e-mail:


Nichole Gilbert

Program Officer

Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)

800-545-2433 ext.4387