Book and Media Lists

YALSA Book Awards & Lists

Find great lists of recommended reading for your teen from our book awards and book lists. Some examples of the book awards and lists are:

Teens' Top Ten

The Teens' Top Ten (TTT) is a "teen choice" list, where teens choose their favorite books of the previous year! Encourage your teens to read the nominees from April to August so they can vote for their favorites at the end of summer!


Nominations are posted  online on Celebrate Teen Literature Day, the Thursday of National Library Week, which is April 16th, 2015. Readers ages twelve to eighteen can vote online for their favorites starting in August.  The 10 titles with the most votes become the TTT, and are announced during Teen Read Week, the third week of October.  To access a free toolkit to help you connect your teens with the TTT, and to view the nominations visit www.ala.org/teenstopten.

Themed Booklists: Find existing, create new or add to what’s already on YALSA’s wiki.

Teen Book Finder App

Use our Teen Book Finder app (available in iOS and android) to find our book lists and awards at the top of a button.

Teens' Top Ten Tumblr: View and follow the Teens' Top Ten tumblr page for fun YA Lit related images, gifs, videos, book lists, and more!

Looking for more book and media lists? Find them in the Get Away @ your library themed TRW Manual at the ALA Store. This downloadable guide also includes a customizable flyer and web graphics with art from the year's theme.

Join this site!

Join this Teen Read Week website for great resources and opportunities such as:

  • A low-res download of the 2015 TRW themed logo (found under the planning tab - must be signed into account)
  • Free access to archived TRW related webinars
  • Opportunity to participate in the free TRW webinar, "Build Your Budget", on Tuesday, April 21 at 12 p.m. Eastern!
  • Alerts about grant opportunities
  • More perks to come so be sure to register and check back for updates!

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Teen Read Week on the YALSA Blog

Get Away @Your Library: Setting Goals to Reach Underserved Teens

With our youth patrons returning to school, now is the perfect time to re-evaluate your community’s demographics and set goals to “Get Away” and connect with those underserved populations. As you consider where to start, the first step may seem daunting, but tackle the unknown in a way that is most comfortable for you. We’ll Read More →

Get Away @ Your Library!

Get Away @ Your Library can mean a lot of different things to different people. When I think of it I think about why I read. One of the best things about reading is how it takes you to new and exciting places. Whether it is books about other cultures, time travel or historical events, Read More →

Develop Creative Programming for Teen Read Week

I’ll confess that there have been cycles in my ten years of teen services where my creativity to develop innovative library programs suddenly depletes itself. It takes time until I kick my own butt back into gear. I’m sure you’re familiar with this feeling that can result from the graduation of most of your teen Read More →

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