2022 YALSA Teens’ Top Ten Titles Announced

For Immediate Release
Thu, 10/20/2022


Rachel Obire

Communications and Project Coordinator



CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association, has officially announced the 2022 Teen’s Top Ten winners.

The Teens’ Top Ten is a “teen choice” list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year. Nominators are members of teen book groups from sixteen school and public libraries around the country selected by YALSA to participate.

This year’s list of winners features 10 titles that were published between January 1st, 2021 and December 31st, 2021.

They are as follows:

•            10 Truths and a Dare by Ashley Elston. Hyperion. – 978-1368062381

•            Ace of Spades by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé. Feiwel & Friends. – 978-1250800817

•            All of Us Villains by Amanda Foody and Christine Herman. Tor Teen. – 978-1250789259

•            All These Bodies by Kendare Blake. Quill Tree Books/HarperCollins. – 978-0062977168

•            Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas. Balzer+Bray/Harperteen. – 978-0062846716

•            The Hawthorne Legacy by Jennifer Lynn Barnes. Little, Brown and Company. – 978-0759557635

•            Here's to Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera. Quill Tree Books/HarperCollins. –978-0063071636

•            The Ivies by Alexa Donne. Crown Publishing/Penguin Random House. – 978-0593303702

•            Rule of Wolves by Leigh Bardugo. Imprint. – 978-1250142306

•            We Can't Keep Meeting Like This by Rachel Lynn Solomon. Simon & Schuster BFYR. – 978-1534440272

A list showing the other nominees and an annotated list is also available at ala.org/yalsa/teenstopten.

Congratulations to those selected and all who participated in Teens’ Top Ten. As the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has put a strain on in-person library experiences, this is a great opportunity to better utilize digital resources. We encourage teens to engage in digital resources, especially e-books and audiobooks offered by their libraries. To learn more, visit ala.org/yalsa/teenstopten.

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 of book jacket. Contact permissions@ala.org, Mary Jo Bolduc, (312) 280-5416 (phone) 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 ala.org/yalsa, or contact the YALSA office by phone (800-545-2433, ext. 4390); or e-mail: yalsa@ala.org.