Teens: New ways to start looking for books

Want to find an award winning book?  Want to see what’s big in young adult literature?  Need a new place to start looking for books?  You are in the right place.  Award lists are way more than just that “one” winning book each year.  Take a look…

The BIG award in young adult literature

-The Michael L. Printz Award is an award for a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature.  Every year there is one winner and several runner-ups.  Find the complete list here:  www.ala.org/yalsa/printz

A well recognized award for literature of all ages

-The National Book Awards are awarded by writers for writers and honor the year’s best work in fiction, nonfiction, poetry and young people’s literature.

Find the complete list here:   Click on each year and scroll down to Young People’s Literature

Looking to see who the hottest new authors are?

-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.  Find the complete list here:  www.ala.org/yalsa/morris

Want to find an adult book to read but don’t know where to start?

-The Alex Awards are given to ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults, ages 12 through 18.  Find the complete list here:  www.ala.org/yalsa/booklists/alex

Want to be able to browse the top 100 or so books of each year then choose one to read?

The Best Books for Young Adults lists fiction and nonfiction titles selected for their proven or potential appeal to young adults.  Browse the entire list (of about 100 titles) or just look at the top 10 of each year.  Find the complete list here:  www.ala.org/yalsa/booklists/bbya

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