I’m honored to report that my new novel Blessed (Candlewick, 2011) is among the 25 titles nominated for YALSA’s Teens’ Top Ten! See annotated list (PDF).
From YALSA: “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. Nominations are posted on Support Teen Literature Day during National Library Week, and teens across the country vote on their favorite titles each year.
“Readers ages twelve to eighteen will vote online between Aug. 22 and Sept. 16; the winners will be announced during Teen Read Week.”
- Bachorz, Pam. Drought (Egmont USA)
- Beam, Cris. I Am J (Little, Brown)
- Beaudoin, Sean. You Killed Wesley Payne (Little, Brown)
- Black, Holly and Justine Larbalestier. Zombies vs. Unicorns (McElderry)
- Card, Orson Scott. The Lost Gate (Tor)
- Clare, Cassandra. The Clockwork Angel (McElderry)
- Collins, Suzanne. Mockingjay (Scholastic)
- Collins, Yvonne. Love, Inc. (Hyperion)
- Condie, Ally. Matched (Dutton)
- Cremer, Andrea. Nightshade (Philomel)
- Fitzpatrick, Becca. Crescendo (Simon & Schuster)
- Grant, Michael. Lies (HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen Books)
- Hawkins, Rachel. Demonglass (Hyperion)
- Hakwins, Rachel. Hex Hall (Hyperion)
- Kagawa, Julie. The Iron King (Harlequin)
- Lore, Pittacus. I Am Number Four (HarperCollins)
- Moore, Peter. Red Moon Rising (Hyperion)
- Nelson, Jandy. The Sky is Everywhere (Dial)
- Oliver, Lauren. Before I Fall (HarperTeen)
- O’Neal, Ellis. The False Princess (Egmont USA)
- Patterson, James. Angel: A Maximum Ride Novel (Little, Brown)
- Pearce, Jackson. Sisters Red (Little, Brown)
- Smith, Cynthia Leitich. Blessed (Candlewick)
- Westerfeld, Scott. Behemoth (Simon Pulse)
- White, Kiersten. Paranormalcy (HarperTeen)
Check out the readers guide and book trailer for Blessed!
8 thoughts on “YALSA’s Teens Top Ten Nominees, Including Blessed by Cynthia Leitich Smith”
Congrats! What an excellent feeling that must be for you.
Once again, congratulations! What wonderful list company you keep, Cyn.
Congratulations! Love reading your blog.
Thanks, Mindy, Lindsey & DKM! It's an honor! I'm so appreciative of the advocacy of librarians and the enthusiasm of YA readers.
Congrats Cyn! Here's to more honors and successes for your groundbreaking books.
Thanks, Uma! Love you!
This is awesome, Cynthia! Hooray! Few writers more generous of spirit than you are. Well deserved on all levels.
Thanks so much, Gae! You're a sweetie!
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