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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Teens' Top Ten Announced! Plus National Book Awards Nominees

This baby holding a trophy isn't so sure about awards, but they can be exciting!
Thanks to my great colleague Pam Gardow for drawing my attention, which was distracted, to the Teens' Top Ten list (voted on by teens), which was announced this week!  Here's the list.  Do you have all the titles?  How are you promoting them?  Displays, booktalks, booklists? Check out the YALSA site for trailers for each title.

  1. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell (Macmillan/St. Martin's Griffin)
  2. Splintered by A.G. Howard (ABRAMS/Amulet Books)
  3. The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson (Tor Teen)
  4. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey (Penguin/Putnam Juvenile) 
  5. Monument 14: Sky on Fire by Emmy Laybourne (Macmillan/Feiwel & Friends)
  6. Earth Girl by Janet Edwards (Prometheus Books /Pyr)
  7. The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
  8. Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson (Random House/Delacorte Press)
  9. Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo (Macmillan/Henry Holt Books for Young Readers)
  10. The Eye of Minds by James Dashner (Random House/Delacorte Press)

And last week, they announced the National Book Award Finalists for Young People's Literature:

  • Eliot SchreferThreatened (Scholastic Press)
  • Steve SheinkinThe Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights
    (Roaring Brook Press/ Macmillan Publishers)
  • John Corey WhaleyNoggin (Atheneum Books for Young Readers/ Simon & Schuster)
  • Deborah WilesRevolution: The Sixties Trilogy, Book Two (Scholastic Press)
  • Jacqueline WoodsonBrown Girl Dreaming (Nancy Paulsen Books/ Penguin Group (USA))

Wow!  Books on this list will surely inspire fascinating discussions about Important Issues!  I am currently reading Revolution and it is an awe-inspiring mix of fiction and nonfiction.  The other titles have been on my to-read list for a while.  How about you?  Do you use these lists for promoting interest?

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