Teens choose the winners in YALSA’s Teens’ Top Ten

Stephanie Kuenn

YALSA Communications Specialist




For Immediate Release

September 23, 2008

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), invites all teens to get out the vote for Teen Read Week™, Oct. 12–18. Teens can vote for their favorite books of the year in the annual Teens’ Top Ten poll at
www.ala.org/teenstopten beginning Oct. 12.

The 26 nominees for this year’s Teens’ Top Ten are available at
www.ala.org/teenstopten, along with a web badge, bookmarks, flyers and other promotional tools for librarians to promote voting for the Teens’ Top Ten to the young adults visiting their libraries.

Teens’ Top Ten, an initiative of YALSA’s Young Adult (YA) Galley project, 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 .Voting takes place through Oct. 18 at
www.ala.org/teenstopten. Twenty-six titles from this year and last made the list, which can be viewed at
www.ala.org/teenstopten. The final 2008 Teens’ Top Ten list will be posted on Oct. 20.

“This booklist is the only one produced entirely by teen input, so every vote definitely counts,” said Sarah Cornish Debraski, YALSA president. “It’s a great way for teens to let us know which books they enjoy most and an excellent way for them to support teen reading during Teen Read Week.”

For more than 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

www.ala.org/yalsa/booklists , or contact the YALSA office by phone, (800) 545-2433, ext. 4390, or e-mail: