2020 YALSA Teens’ Top Ten titles announced
For Immediate Release
Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)
CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has announced the official titles of the 2020 Teens’ Top Ten.
The top ten titles are as follows:
- Wayward Son (Simon Snow, #2) by Rainbow Rowell. Wednesday Books/Macmillan. 9781250146076.
- Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell. Illustrated by Faith Erin Hicks. First Second/Macmillan. 9781626721623.
- With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo. HarperTeen/HarperCollins. 9780062662835.
- Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff. Alfred A. Knopf/Penguin Random House. 9781524720995.
- Broken Throne: A Red Queen Collection by Victoria Aveyard. HarperTeen/ HarperCollins. 9780062423023.
- #MurderFunding (#MurderTrending #2) by Gretchen McNeil. Freeform/Disney Book Group. 9781368026277.
- We Hunt the Flame (Sands of Arawiya) by Hafsah Faizal. Farrar Straus Giroux /Macmillan 9780374311544.
- Lovely War by Julie Berry. Viking/Penguin Random House. 9780451469939.
- Wilder Girls by Rory Power. Delacorte Press/Penguin Random House. 9780525645580.
- The Memory Thief by Lauren Mansy. Blink/HarperCollins Publishing. 9780310767657.
Download the full list with annotations on the Teens’ Top Ten webpage.
Teens aged 12-18 can nominate their favorite titles to be considered as a 2021 Teens’ Top Ten nominee via the public nomination form by Dec. 31. For books to be eligible for consideration for 2021, they must be published between January 1– December 31, 2020. Since the start of the year, YALSA’s Teens’ Top Ten book groups, which are made up of teen book groups from libraries across the U.S., have been reading advanced reading copies and nominating titles.
The Teens' Top Ten is a "teen choice" list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year. Teens everywhere can nominate their favorite titles to become an official nominee of the upcoming Teens' Top Ten. Nominations are posted in April during National Library Week, and teens across the country vote on their favorite titles each year between August 15 and the third week in October.
A digital image of a Teens’ Top Ten seal for nominated 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 email@example.com or Mary Jo Bolduc, (312) 280-5416 or (312) 944-8741 (fax) for information.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.