Polls close this Friday for YALSA’s Teens’ Top Ten

Contact: Stephanie Kuenn

YALSA Communications Specialist


skuenn@ala.org Â


For Immediate Release

September 15, 2009

CHICAGO — Teens can voice their choice one last time in the Teens’ Top Ten, a booklist chosen entirely by teens and sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA). Through Sept. 18, teens can vote for their favorite books from the last year in the annual poll at

The 25 nominees for this year’s Teens’ Top Ten are available at
www.ala.org/teenstopten, along with 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 Sept. 18 at
www.ala.org/teenstopten. Twenty-five titles from this year and last made the list, which can be viewed at
www.ala.org/teenstopten. The final 2009 Teens’ Top Ten list will be announced in a webcast during Teen Read Week, Oct. 18-24, 2009.

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,