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October 27, 2016

YALSA 2016 Teens’ Top Ten

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YALSA, aka The Young Adult Library Services Association, has announced the 2016 Teens’ Top Ten. As much as I love the other ALA (American Library Association) awards, this one is chosen by the young readers themselves.  During Teen Read Week (October 9-15, 2016), readers aged 12 to 18 vote online for their favorite titles. This year, they chose:

  1. Alive by Chandler Baker (Disney/Hyperion)
  2. All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven (Random House/Alfred A. Knopf).
  3. The Game of Love and Death by Martha Brockenbrough (Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine Books)
  4. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo (Macmillan/Henry Holt & Co.)
  5. Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon (Random House/Delacorte Press)
  6. Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone (Disney/Hyperion)
  7. The Novice: Summoner: Book One by Taran Matharu (Macmillan/Feiwel & Friends)
  8. Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff (Random House/Alfred A. Knopf)
  9. When by Victoria Laurie (Disney/Hyperion)
  10. Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls by Lynn Weingarten (Simon & Schuster/Simon Pulse)

I didn’t paste in images of the covers because you can see them all in this video.

I’d love to say that I’ve read all of these but I haven’t, so if you’ll excuse me, I have some books to request.



November 9, 2010

YALSA Nominees

Filed under: Uncategorized — suebe @ 4:20 am
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I know I promised conference tid bits today but that will have to wait until tomorrow.  Why the delay?  Because Kristin Wolden Nitz found out that her YA novel, Suspect, has been nominate for the YALSA best fiction for young adults list.

Hurray for Kristin!

The final list won’t be selected until the ALA midwinter conference but it sure is nice to have this little bit of amazement so early in my week!



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