Now it's time for the teens to vote! Through May 31, teens aged 13 to 18 can vote online for their favorite book from the top ten titles. Distribute the top ten list to your teen patrons and encourage them to vote. Download the top ten list(pdf).

Please also consider posting a direct link to the survey on your own library website (

Voting can be done online from home or from the library through May 31, 2019. The winner of the Thumbs Up! Award and honor books will be announced at the MLA 2019 Annual Conference in Novi this October.

2019 Thumbs Up! Award Top Ten Titles

(In random order.)

  • Dread Nation (Dread Nation #1) by Justina Ireland
  • I Am Still Alive by Kate Alice Marshall
  • I Have the Right To: A High School Survivor's Story of Sexual Assault, Justice, and Hope by Chessy Prout and Jenn Abelson
  • Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orïsha #1) by Tomi Adeyemi
  • A Heart in a Body in the World by Deb Caletti
  • Monday's Not Coming by Tiffany D. Jackson
  • Sadie by Courtney Summers
  • Girl Made of Stars by Ashley Herring Blake
  • The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang
  • The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

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