For immediate release | May 20, 2014

2014 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 2014 Teens’ Top Ten Book Giveaway.

A total of 100 recipients will be receiving a set of the 2014 Teens’ Top Ten nominees through the generous funding from WWE. The nominee list is comprised of 25 teen acclaimed young adult titles ranging from a multitude of different genres and captivating storylines.

The recipients of the giveaway are as follows:

  • Alexander, Katie; John Hersey High School Library; Arlington Heights, Ill.
  • Andronik, Catherine; Brien McMahon High School Library; Norwalk, Conn.
  • Babb, Susan; GAR Memorial Library; West Newbury, Mass.
  • Barnum, Heather; Chesapeake (Va.) Public Library - Greenbrier Branch
  • Barrington, Mary; Imperial County Free Library (ICFL); El Centro, Calif.
  • Barta, Stephanie; Coventry (R.I.) Public Library
  • Battle, Paige; Grant High School Library; Portland, Ore.
  • Beach, LaVonne; LaCrescent (Minn.) Public Library
  • Bergstrom, Amanda; South Platte Public Schools Library; Big Springs, Neb.
  • Boksenbaum, Martha; Randall Library; Stow, Mass.
  • Booth, Michael; North Newton Jr. Sr. High School Library; Morocco, Ind.
  • Brickey, Morgan; Marion County Public Library System; Ocala, Fla.
  • Magrum, Alana; Ida Rupp Public Library; Port Clinton, Ohio
  • Budd, Kelly; Keene (N.H.) High School Library
  • Bumgarner, Stephen; Eagle (Idaho) Public Library
  • Bybee, Randee Jean; Upland (Calif.) Public Library
  • Byrnes, John; St. Peter (Minn.) Middle and High School Library
  • Campbell, Vanessa; Mooresville (N.C.) Public Library
  • Canales, Beatrice; Landa Brach Library; San Antonio, Texas
  • Christensen, Kim; Ridley Township Public Library; Folsom, Penn.
  • Cobble, Shirley; Camas County School District Library; Fairfield, Idaho
  • Connors, Kaitlin; Suffolk (Va.) Public Library
  • Cooper, Melissa; Decatur (Ala.) Public Library
  • Covington, Claire; Massanutten Regional Library; Harrisonburg, Va.
  • Cusher, Allison; Grafton (Mass.) Public Library
  • Dare, Kim; Westfield High School Library; Chantilly, Va.
  • Dooley-Taylor, Laura; Lake Zurich Middle School North Library; Hawthorn Woods, Ill.
  • Everett, Brian; Edgecombe County Memorial Library; Tarboro, N.C.
  • Felsenheld, Donna; Wakefield High School Library; Arlington, Va.
  • Fritz, Mandy; Kenneth Henderson Middle School Library; Garden City, Kan.
  • Galbraith, Miranda; Madison Library District Library; Rexburg, Idaho.
  • Galles, Gay; Moorhead (Minn.) High School Library
  • Graves, Michele; Eagle Mountain (Utah) Public Library
  • Griffith, Jenna; Marion (Ill.) High School Library
  • Hall, Steven; Russell J. Ribb Library; La Puente, Calif.
  • Hamby, Rebecca; East Hall High School Library; Gainesville, Ga.
  • Hancock, Tammy; Atlantic (N.C.) Elementary School Library
  • Hones, Kay; Downtown High School Library; San Francisco, Calif.
  • Hurdle, Lynndy; Oxford (Miss.) High School Library
  • Jackson, Jan; Suquamish Tribal Library; Poulsbo, Wash.
  • James, Page; Greeley (Colo.) Central High School Library
  • Jolley, April; Calef Memorial Library; Washington, Vt.
  • Juarez-Carrillo, Veronica; Douglas (Ariz.) Public Library
  • Kamp, Rebekah; Belgrade (Mont.) Community Library
  • Kowalski, Sue; Pine Grove Middle School Library; East Syracuse, N.Y.
  • Kujawa, Josephine; Fenwick High School Library; Oak Park, Ill.
  • Lambert, Melissa; Trenton (Mich.) High School Library
  • LaRue, Amy; Johnson High School Library; Huntsville, Ala.
  • Leininger, Catherine; Upper Valley Joint Vocational School; Piqua, Ohio.
  • Levasseur, Sheri; Tappan (N.Y.) Library
  • Logan, Sarah; Lynbrook High School; San Jose, Calif.
  • Magnoni, Naomi; Southborough (Mass.) Library
  • Mariacher, Sara; Avalon (Penn.) Public Library
  • Marshall, Amy; The Craig (Alaska) Public Library
  • Martinez, Gladis; Woodburn (Ore.) Public Library
  • Martinez, Elise; Zion-Benton (Ill.) Public Library
  • Mazo, Silvana; East Forsyth High School Library; Kernersville, N.C.
  • McClelland, Jessica; Chartiers-Houston Community Library; Houston, Penn.
  • McFarlin, Nancy; Goodland (Kan.) Schools Library
  • Melillo, Lanora; West Orange (N.J.) Public Library
  • Miller, Lucretia; St John’s Country Day School; Orange Park, Fla.
  • Mills, Megan; Waxahachie (Texas) High School Library
  • Millsap, Samantha; Hodgkins (Ill.) Public Library
  • Moltz, Sandra; Swampscott (Mass.) Public Library
  • Moore, Emily; Kent (Wash.) Phoenix Academy Library
  • Murphy, Gina; Barnwell Middle School Library; Saint Charles, Mo.
  • Nored, Ann; Wilson Central High School Library; Lebanon, Tenn.
  • Ogea, Stacey; Archer A. Claytor Library; Saginaw, Mich.
  • Ouvrard-Prettol, Elsa; Natomas Charter School Library; Sacramento, Calif.
  • Pickett, Amy; Ridley High School Library; Folsom, Penn.
  • Preble, Laura; Monte Vista High School Library; Spring Valley, Calif.
  • Ray, Sara; Manross Memorial Library; Bristol, Conn.
  • Rayme, Mary; Pioneer Memorial Public Library; Elkins, W. Va.
  • Rhoads, Celeste; The American Library in Paris; Paris, France.
  • Roddy, Charlette; Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School Library; Orange, Texas.
  • Roy, Leslie; Maury High School Library; Norfolk, Va.
  • Rozelle, Elizabeth; Yorktown (Ind.) Public Library
  • Samuels, Rhonda; UMS-Wright Preparatory School Library; Mobile, Ala.
  • Satterlee, Nelda; Macksville (Kan.) High School Library
  • Schirmer, Deirdre; Franklin County Public Library; Brookville, Ind.
  • Scott, Angela; Leanna Hicks Inkster (Mich.) Public Library
  • Sears, Melissa; Doniphan-Trumbull (Neb.) Library
  • Sens, Justine; Centennial Park School Library; Portland, Ore.
  • Skantz-Hodgson, Leslie; Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School Library; Northampton, Mass.
  • Smith, Ann; Pickford (Mich.) Community Library
  • Solawetz, Laura; Monroe (Wis.) Public Library
  • Stayvas, Robin; Scotch Plains-Fanwood (N.J.) High School
  • Stewart, Heather; Johnsburg Public Library; McHenry, Ill.
  • Stout, Heather; Lewiston (Idaho) City Library
  • Swope, Leslie; St. Marys (Penn.) Public Library
  • Takach, Kathryn; Dearborn (Mich.) Public Library
  • Taylor, Gregory; Hillside JHS Library; Boise, Idaho.
  • Trower, Susan; West Sound Academy Library; Poulsbo, Wash.
  • Verfaillie, Pamela; Valdez (Alaska) High School Library
  • Waldrip, Andrea; Jackson County Comprehensive High School; Jefferson, Ga.
  • Wegrzyn, Mary; Homewood (Ill.) Public Library
  • Welz, Krista; North Bergen (N.J.) High School Library
  • Wilson, Carrie; Altadena (Calif.) Library District
  • Yarsa, Joan; Lorain (Ohio) High School Library
  • Zrostlik, Cole; St. Croix Falls (Wis.) Public Library

Nominated titles of the Teens’ Top Ten are voted on by the official Teens’ Top Ten Book Groups. It is made up of 15 teen book groups from across the country with new book groups chosen every two years. This year marks the end of the term of the existing book groups. Interested participants will be able to start applying to be an official Teens’ Top Ten book group starting on or around August 15, 2014. For more information about the book groups, please visit the Teens’ Top Ten website.

A digital image of a Teens’ Top Ten seal for nominated titles is now available for licensing. Arrangements can be made through ALA's Rights and Permissions office for publishers who need permission to reproduce the seal on a paperback edition or book jacket. Contact or Mary Jo Bolduc, 312-280-5416 or 312-944-8741 (fax) for information.

The 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, the Thursday of National Library Week, and teens across the country vote on their favorite titles each year. Readers ages twelve to eighteen will vote online between August and Teen Read Week.

For more information, ideas, and resources for libraries to use to incorporate the Teens’ Top Ten into summer reading programs, download the free Teens’ Top Ten Toolkit.

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:

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Jaclyn Finneke

Communications Manager

Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)