Happy Celebrate Teen Literature Day! Every year, YALSA sponsors this event, which “seeks to showcase some award-winning authors and books in the genre, as well as highlight librarians’ expertise in connecting teens with books and other reading materials.” Celebrate Teen Literature Day is when the Teen Read Week website is launched … and when the Teens’ Top Ten nominations are announced!
The Teens’ Top Ten is a “teen choice” list where every title is nominated and voted on by teens. The 2013 nominations have been posted on the YALSA website so that teens across the country can read them all summer; voting will take place Aug. 15 – Sept. 15 via YALSA’s brand new Teens’ Top Ten site for teens at www.ala.org/yalsa/reads4teens, and the winners will be announced during Teen Read Week in October.
YALSA encourages librarians and library workers to visit the Teens’ Top Ten site to access resources, such as a free Teens’ Top Ten Toolkit, that will help them promote the titles all summer long to their teen patrons, so the teens are ready to vote in August.
Without further ado, here are the nominated titles for YALSA’s 2013 Teens’ Top Ten list!