For immediate release | August 15, 2018

Teens can now vote for the 2018 Teens’ Top Ten

CHICAGO – Voting for the 2018 Teens’ Top Ten official titles is now open.

Teens all around the world can start casting their votes for their favorite titles for the 2018 Teens’ Top Ten now through October 13 at www.ala.org/yalsa/teenstopten. The voting page, hosted by DOGObooks, showcases all 25 nominees with their respective book covers and summaries, as well as the opportunity for teens to leave comments about their favorite titles. The “top ten” titles will be announced the week following Teen Read Week™, which takes place October 7-13.

All teens aged 12-18 are eligible to participate in the voting process and can vote for up to three of their favorite titles from the list of 25 nominees. A video featuring the 25 nominated titles can be found on YALSA’s Teens’ Top Ten web page. Libraries can support this effort by sharing these resources with their teen patrons and encouraging them to vote. Other strategies for engaging teen patrons around the Teens’ Top Ten can be found in YALSA’s free Teens’ Top Ten Toolkit.

The Teens' Top Ten is a teen choice list, with teens nominating and choosing their favorite books of the previous year. Nominators are members of teen book groups from 20 school and public libraries around the country. YALSA is currently accepting applications for new groups. Fifteen groups will be chosen to fulfill a 2-year term that begins in January of 2019. Applications are due October 1st. Find more information and apply here.

Nominations for the Teens’ Top Ten are posted in April during National Library Week, and teens across the country have the opportunity to read the titles throughout the summer and then vote on their favorite titles each year. To learn more about the Teens’ Top Ten, please visit the Teens’ Top Ten website.

A digital image of the Teens’ Top Ten seal for nominated and official titles is available to publishers 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 permissions@ala.org or Mary Jo Bolduc at (312) 280-5416 or (312) 944-8741 (fax) for information.

DOGObooks.com is the largest website for kids and teens to discover, rate and review books. With over 200,000 book review pages, DOGObooks empowers young readers to discover new books and share their favorites. (www.dogobooks.com)

The mission of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) is to support library staff in alleviating the challenges teens face, and in putting all teens ‒ especially those with the greatest needs ‒ on the path to successful and fulfilling lives. 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.

Contact:

Anna Lam

Communications Specialist

Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)

alam@ala.org