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Friday, April 12, 2019

Orange speech bubble that says Teens' Top Ten
Yesterday, YALSA announced the Teens' Top Ten Nominees!  I've read a few of the titles, and a few others are already on my to-be-read list.  How about you?  How might you use this list to generate discussion and engagement with teens in your community?

Every year, teen book groups nominate titles for the Teens' Top Ten Nominations.  Next, our job is to encourage teens to read and react, and then VOTE between August 15 and Teen Read Week (in October).  The list of the top ten books is announced after Teen Read Week.

At the very least, making a display of the nominees seems like a fun way to highlight them.  Or, if you have a teen book club, maybe you could suggest reading titles from this list and discussing and dissecting them.  If you are going into the school to do some booktalking, these titles already have the seal of approval of teens around the country, and you can encourage voting, too!  Maybe you could promote this during your Summer Library Program?


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