The list of books nominated for the 2009 Teens Top Ten List are now available (’ ‘  Teens (from select teen groups) nominate the books. Then, teens across the country have the chance to read the books and vote for their favorites. This year’s list of nominees include the Newbery winning THE GRAVEYARD BOOK by Neil Gaiman, one of the Morris shortlist books, GRACELING by Kristin Cashore,’  and National Book Award Finalist THE DISREPUTABLE HISTORY OF FRANKIE LANDAU BANKS by E. Lockhart.’  Of course, there are the requisite vampires, dystopians, and’  teen road trip books as well.

Get the list out to your teens now.’  Encourage them to read.’  Voting will take place in October.’  What better way to celebrate TEEN LITERATURE DAY than to locate the ones you have not read and give them a test drive?

About Teri Lesesne

I am a professor of YA lit in the department of library science at SHSU in Texas. I am an active YALSA member, an author of two professional books, a blogger, and a grandmother of 6. I am on the Printz 2010 Committee and the YALS Editorial Board currently. I have also served on the QP, Edwards, and Odyssey Committees.

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