Summer Teen 76 Featured in USA Today

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On Wednesday, July 24, USA Today featured a "Snapshot" of the Book Sense 76 Teen Summer Reads on the first page of the newspaper’s Life section. Under the headline "Independent booksellers pick top teen books," the spot listed the top five Summer Teen picks:

  1. Big Mouth & Ugly Girl, by Joyce Carol Oates (HarperCollins)
  2. Gingerbread, by Rachel Cohn (Simon & Schuster)
  3. The Last Book in the Universe, by Rodman Philbrick (Scholastic)
  4. Life Is Funny, by E.R. Frank (Puffin)
  5. Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident, by Eoin Colfer (Hyperion)

The spot also noted that the complete Teen 76 with recommendations is available on

USA Today has periodically featured "Snapshots" of the 76, and this is the second time that a Teen list has appeared. The first Teen "Snapshot" appeared in January.

The Summer Teen 76 pad is included in the July white box mailing to stores with Book Sense. A PDF of the complete list, which can be easily downloaded and photocopied, is available at

USA Today, with a circulation of approximately 2.3 million, is nation’s largest-selling daily newspaper.