CHICAGO – Becky Johnson, teacher librarian at Jefferson High School in Cedar Rapids, is one of 60 winners in the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) 2015 Teens’ Top Ten Book Giveaway.
Johnson will receive a set of 24 teen acclaimed young adult titles from a variety of genres. The grant was funded by The Dollar General Literacy Foundation. The Teens' Top Ten is a "teen choice" list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year. Teens everywhere can nominate their favorite titles to become the official nominees of the upcoming Teens' Top Ten.
“Thanks to Dollar General and YALSA for helping me provide teens in my school the opportunity to enjoy these great young adult titles and participate in the annual Top Ten voting,’’ said Johnson, who is completing her 15th year at Jefferson High School.
Nominations are posted on the Thursday of National Library Week, and teens across the country vote on their favorite titles each year between August 15 and the close of Teen Read Week™, Oct. 24.
For more information, ideas, and resources for libraries to use to incorporate the Teens’ Top Ten into summer reading/learning programs, download the free Teens’ Top Ten Toolkit.