Nominations are available for YALSA's National Teens' Top Ten Vote

Contact: Nichole Gilbert
Program Officer
For Immediate Release
April 9, 2007

Nominations are available for YALSA’s National Teens’ Top Ten Vote

CHICAGO - The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), the fastest growing division of the American Library Association (ALA), is pleased to announce that nominations are available for the national Teens’ Top Ten (TTT) Vote to take place during Teen Read Week

, October 14 –20, 2007.

Teens across the country are encouraged to read the 25 nominated titles to prepare themselves for the Teens’ Top Ten vote.
Nominations can be found online at

In order to become an official nomination, each nomination had to be nominated by at least three teen reviewers and the reviewers had to represent at least two YA Galley/TTT groups.
Any book that was published between January 2006 and March 2007 was eligible for nomination.
Nominations closed on April 1, 2007.

“Having the nominations available in April allows more libraries to get their teens actively involved in the TTT vote during Teen Read Week

,” said YA Galley Chair Edith Cummings.
“The list of 25 nominations makes the list manageable for teen readers and gives an excellent opportunity for school library media specialists and public librarians to work together and encourage teens to read the nominations over the summer!”

TTT is a part of YALSA’s Young Adult (YA) Galley Project in which publishers of young adult books provide copies of their recent titles to teen book discussion groups in libraries. In exchange, teen readers evaluate books for the publishers.
Teens across the country are encouraged to read the nominated titles and participate in the national vote during Teen Read Week

, October 14 –20, 2007.
The votes will determine the 2007 Teens’ Top Ten booklist of the best new books for young adults.

For 50 years, YALSA has been the world leader in selecting books, videos, and audio books 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: