What the heck is a YALSA? Never seen that one in a text message, right? That’s okay, it’s the acronym for the Young Adult Library Services Association. So? Well, they like books and teens and when they combine the two, you get lots of cool things, like Teen Tech Week, Teen Book Week, lots of lists to pick some pretty beast titles from and more.
Here’s one, it’s the Teens’ Top Ten list for 2008.
From the YALSA website:
The vote is in! More than 8,000 teens voted on this year’s winners. The 2008 Teens’ Top Ten is:
Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling
Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
Maximum Ride: Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports by James Patterson
City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
The Sweet Far Thing by Libba Bray
Extras by Scott Westerfeld
Before I Die by Jenny Downham
Twisted by Laurie Halse Anderson
Teens’ Top Ten is a “teen choice” list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year! Nominators are members of teen book groups in fifteen school and public libraries around the country. Nominations are posted in April during National Library Week, and teens across the country vote on their favorite titles each year during Teen Read Week. Readers aged twelve to eighteen can vote online, anytime that week.