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 fifteen school and public libraries around the country. Nominations are posted on 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 15-October 12 on the Teens' Top Ten site. The winners will be announced the following week after.
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2019 Teens' Top Ten Titles
The top ten titles are as follows:
- #MurderTrending by Gretchen McNeil. Freeform Books/Disney Book Group. 9781368010023.
- Wildcard by Marie Lu. G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers/Penguin Random House. 9780399547997.
- The Cruel Prince by Holly Black. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers/Hachette Book Group. 9780316310277.
- Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers/ Simon & Schuster. 9781978614306.
- Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi. Henry Holt Books for Young Readers/Macmillan. 9781250170972.
- The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang. First Second/Macmillan. 9781250159854.
- American Panda by Gloria Chao. Simon Pulse/Simon & Schuster. 9781481499101.
- Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu. Random House Children’s Books/Penguin Random House. 9780399549809.
- Speak: The Graphic Novel by Laurie Halse Anderson and Emily Carroll. Farrar, Straus and Giroux/Macmillan. 978037430028.
- The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo. HarperTeen/HarperCollins. 9780062662804.