August 9, 2011
Today, I thought I would re-blog an article from the YALSA e-news that I received yesterday. I think this is a very good way to work with teens in your library. You might think of creating a display announcing the voting and highlighting books on the list. You might also consider applying to be one of the nominating libraries in the future (and your teens will get advanced reading copies of soon-to-be-published books, too)!
Encourage Your Teens to Vote Aug. 15 to Sept. 15
By Amy Fiske, Teens’ Top Ten committee
Teens’ Top Ten is all about teen choice! Get your teen readers to vote for their favorite books from this year’s list of 25 nominated titles. The resulting Teens’ Top Ten will be announced during Teen Read Week. The nominated books are posted at www.ala.org/teenstopten, where you’ll find an annotated nominations list as well as tips for promoting the Teens’ Top Ten to teen readers. Please help us get the word out!
The Teens’ Top Ten is part of an ongoing project that connects teen book groups with publishers of young adult books. The publishers provide advance reader copies to selected teen book groups and the teens evaluate the books and provide feedback to the publishers. These same teen book groups create the voting list for Teens’ Top Ten by nominating their favorite titles published in the previous year.
More information, including a list of the rock star Teens’ Top Ten book groups, may be found at www.ala.org/teenstopten.