CHICAGO — Today the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) announced that DOGObooks, the largest website for kids and teens to review books, will host the voting for the 2014 Teens’ Top Ten Books Voting that opens on Aug. 15.
For the second year in a row, DOGObooks is the host site where teens go to vote for the Teens’ Top Ten books. Last year, a record number of teens cast their ballots for their favorite book. This year, organizers expect even more young adults to make sure their voices are heard.
“It’s like the Oscars for teen books,” said Meera Dolasia, CEO and editor-in-chief of DOGO Media. “Dogo has experienced 100 percent growth in the last year with more kids and teens discovering DOGONews and reviewing books on DOGObooks. With this surge, we expect to top last year’s teen voter participation.”
A link to the 2014 voting hosted by DOGObooks will be posted on the Reads 4 Teens site starting Aug. 15. The voting will feature all 25 book nominees showcasing book covers, titles and summaries, as well as the opportunity for teens to leave comments about their favorite titles.
Voting for the 2014 Teens’ Top Ten will take place from Aug. 15 – Oct. 18 of this year. Teens aged 12-18 are eligible to participate in the voting process and will be able to vote for up to three of their favorite titles from the list of 25 nominated titles. A video featuring the 25 nominated titles can be found on YALSA’s Reads 4 Teens site. Individual trailers for each title can also be found on YALSA’s youtube channel.
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 from 16 school and public libraries around the country. Nominations are posted on Celebrate Teen Literature Day, the Thursday of National Library Week, and teens across the country vote on their favorite titles each year. Readers ages twelve to eighteen will vote online between August and Teen Read Week, which starts on Oct. 12, 2014. To vote and to learn more about the Teens’ Top Ten, please visit the Teens’ Top Ten website.
DOGObooks.com is the largest website for kids and teens to rate and review books. With over 125,000 books followed, DOGObooks empowers kids and teens to discover new books and share their favorites. (www.dogobooks.com)
For more than 50 years, YALSA has worked to build the capacity of libraries and librarians to engage, serve and empower teens. For more information about YALSA or to access national guidelines and other resources go to www.ala.org/yalsa, or contact the YALSA office by phone, (800) 545-2433, ext. 4390, or e-mail: email@example.com.