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Teen Book Finder App -Young Adult Library Services Association
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Awards & Book Lists - American Library Association
Best Fiction For Young Adults
Recommended for ages 12-18, meet the criteria of both good quality literature and appealing reading for teens.
Great Graphic Novels for Teens
A list of recommended graphic novels and illustrated nonfiction for those ages 12-18, prepared yearly by YALSA.
Outstanding Books for the College Bound
Access to several lists: Arts & Humanities, History & Culture, Literature & Language Arts, Science & Technology, and Social Sciences
Queer Books for Teens
With support from the Carnegie/Whitney Grant from the American Library Association and the GLBT-RT resources committee, this website should act as a resource for anyone interested in Young Adult literature with significant LGBTQIAP+ content published between 2000 and 2020.
Reader's Choice Booklist
YALSA’s Readers’ Choice list seeks to engage a wide audience of librarians, educators, teens and young adult literature enthusiasts in choosing the most popular teen titles in a given year, as organized by broad genres.
An annual annotated bibliography consisting of quality LGBTQIA+ literature intended for readers from birth to age 18.
The Alex Awards are given to ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults, ages 12 through 18.
Each year, YALSA's Amazing Audiobooks committee selects and annotates an annual list of notable audio recordings significant to young adults from those released in the past two years.
American Indian Youth Literature Award - American Indian Library Association
Awarded biennially, the AIYLA identifies and honors the very best writing and illustrations by Native Americans and Indigenous peoples of North America.
Asian Pacific American Award for Literature
Honor and recognizes individual work about Asian/Pacific Americans and their heritage, based on literary and artistic merit.
Margaret A. Edwards Award
The Margaret A. Edwards Award, established in 1988, honors an author, as well as a specific body of his or her work, for significant and lasting contribution to young adult literature.
Michael Printz Award
The Michael L. Printz Award is an award for a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature.
The William C. Morris YA Debut Award, first awarded in 2009, honors a debut book published by a first-time author writing for teens and celebrating impressive new voices in young adult literature.
YALSA's Award for Excellence in Nonfiction honors the best nonfiction book published for young adults (ages 12-18).
Coretta Scott King Award
Recognizes outstanding books for young adults and children by African American authors and illustrators that reflect the African American experience.
Pura Belpre Award
Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth.12 through 18
Best audiobook produced for children and/or young adults, available in English
Schneider Faily Award
Schneider Family Award honors an author or illustrator for a book that embodies an artistic expression of the disability experience for child and adolescent audiences.
Childrens and young adult books are presented to English language books that have exceptional merit relating to the LGBTQIA+ experience.
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