YALSA names 2010 Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults

Contact: Stephanie Kuenn

Communications Specialist




For Immediate Release,

January 20, 2010

BOSTON —The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced its 2010 Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults list. The list for those ages 12-18 is drawn from the previous two years of spoken-word releases and presented annually at the ALA Midwinter Meeting.

The 2010 Amazing Audiobooks features a wide range of recordings, with 21 fiction titles representing diverse genres and styles, including humor, horror and historical fiction. The complete list of 23 titles, including annotations, can be found at

“An earful of dead girls and funny boys are sure to pique the interest of teens this year.” said Nichole King, committee chair. “We think this wide range of exceptional audiobooks represent something for every listener.”

Members of the Amazing Audiobooks Committee are: Nichole King, chair, Morgan Hill (Calif.) Public Library; Betsy Crone, Guilford County Schools, Greensboro, N.C.; Viola Dyas, Oakland, Calif.; Jennie A.D. Evans, Carrollton (Texas) Public Library; Sasha Matthews Chesapeake (Va.) Public Library; Jamie Mayo, Kansas City (Mo.) Public Library; Rayma Norton, King County (Wash.) Library System; Julia Riley, Pflugerville (Texas) Community Library; and Ellen Rix Spring, Rockland (Me.) District Middle School.

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,