The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association, has officially announced the 2017 Teens Top Ten Nominees. This year’s list of nominees features 26 titles that were published between Jan. 1, 2016 and Dec. 31, 2016:
- Black, Jenna. Nightstruck. Tor Teen.
- Bosworth, Jennifer. The Killing Jar. Farrar, Strauss, & Giroux.
- Bracken, Alexandra. Passenger. Disney-Hyperion.
- Braswell, Liz. Once Upon a Dream. Disney Press.
- Buxbaum, Julie. Tell Me Three Things. Random House.
- Clare, Cassandra. Lady Midnight. Margaret K. McElderry.
- Dennard, Susan. Truthwitch. Tor Teen.
- Dinan, Kurt. Don’t Get Caught. Sourcebooks Fire.
- Federle, Tim. The Great American Whatever. Simon & Schuster.
- Freedman, Russell. We Will Not Be Silent. Clarion Books.
- Glasgow, Kathleen. Girl in Pieces. Delacorte Press.
- Gout, Leopoldo. Genius: The Game. Feiwel & Friends.
- Hamilton, Alwyn. Rebel of the Sands. Viking Books.
- Kincaid, S. J. The Diabolic. Simon & Schuster.
- Landers, Melissa. Starflight. Disney-Hyperion.
- Martin, Emily. The Year We Fell Apart. Simon & Schuster.
- McIntosh, Will. Burning Midnight. Random House.
- Meyer, Marissa. Heartless. Feiwel & Friends.
- Mills, Wendy. All We Have Left. Bloomsbury.
- Nijkamp, Marieke. This is Where It Ends. Sourcebooks Fire.
- Russo, Meredith. If I Was Your Girl. Flatiron Books.
- Shusterman, Neal. Scythe. Simon & Schuster.
- Welch, Jenna Evans. Love & Gelato. Simon & Schuster.
- West, Kasie. P.S. I Like You. Scholastic.
- Williamson, Lisa. The Art of Being Normal. Farrar, Strauss, & Giroux.
- Yoon, Nicola. The Sun is Also a Star. Delacorte Press.
YALSA is calling on libraries to encourage teens to read the nominees throughout the summer so they are ready for the national Teens’ Top Ten vote, which will take place August 15 through Teen Read Week (October 8-14). The ten nominees that receive the most votes will be named the official 2017 Teens’ Top Ten. Learn more and access a free Teens’ Top Ten Toolkit.
YALSA will award 50 sets of the nominated books through its 2017 Teens’ Top Ten Book Giveaway, funded by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. Application deadline is May 1, 2017.
The 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 sixteen school and public libraries around the country.