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Voting Open for 2019 Teens’ Top Ten

Teens' Top TenVoting is open now through October 15. Teens aged 12-18 can vote for up to three titles from the 25 nominees. The voting page showcases all nominee book covers and summaries and gives teens the opportunity to leave comments about their favorite titles. A video featuring the nominated books can be found on the Teens’ Top Ten site.

Every April, the Teens’ Top Ten nominees are posted on the Thursday of National Library Week, and readers vote online August 15 through October 15.

Happy voting!

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2017 Teens’ Top Ten Nominees Announced

If you haven’t checked them out yet, be sure to check out the list of the 2017 Teens’ Top Ten nominees in the video below, featuring some very special guest of the upcoming movie adaptation of “Everything, Everything” by Nicola Yoon, a 2016 Teens’ Top Ten title!  Feel free to also embed the video on your library’s homepage!

View an annotated list of the nominees here (pdf).

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Vote Now for the 2016 Teens’ Top Ten!

Voting for the 2016 Teens’ Top Ten is now open! Encourage teens to vote for up to three of their favorite titles now through Oct. 15. The “top ten” titles will be announced the week after Teen Read Week™, which takes place Oct. 9-15. Encourage voting by sharing the video featuring the 26 nominated titles on your library’s website! Vote now at www.ala.org/yalsa/teenstopten.

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Notes from a Teens Top Ten Book Group Member: All Better Now Fantasy Casting

Teens across the nation vote each year for the Teens’ Top Ten book list and the results are eagerly anticipated during Teen Read Week in October– but did you know how the books are nominated for this list in the first place?

Books are nominated by members of Teens’ Top Ten book groups in school and public libraries around the country. To give you a glimpse of some of the teens behind this process, we’re featuring posts from Teens’ Top Ten book groups here on The Hub. Today we have a fantasy cast list for Emily Wing Smith’s All Better Now created by Tina Van Fossen. Warning! Spoilers below!

 

All Better Now: A Memoir by Emily Wing Smith All Better Now

I ask myself: how am I living still?
And how I ask it depends on the day.

All her life, Emily has felt different from other kids. Between therapist visits, sudden uncontrollable bursts of anger, and unexplained episodes of dizziness and loss of coordination, things have always felt not right. For years, her only escape was through the stories she’d craft about herself and the world around her. But it isn’t until a near-fatal accident when she’s twelve years old that Emily and her family discover the truth: a grapefruit sized benign brain tumor at the base of her skull.

In turns candid, angry, and beautiful, Emily Wing Smith’s captivating memoir chronicles her struggles with both mental and physical disabilities during her childhood, the devastating accident that may have saved her life, and the means by which she coped with it all: writing.

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