Looking for that next great read? We’ve provided this page of book lists to help.
While these books have been selected for teens 12 to 18 years of age, titles on the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) lists span a broad range of reading and maturity levels. Librarians encourage adults to take an active role in helping individual teens choose those books that are the best fit for them and their families.
Alex Awards – Annually recognize “ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults ages 12 through 18.”
Green Mountain Book Award – The GMBA is a reader’s choice award, made by Vermont students in grades 9 – 12.
Margaret A. Edwards Award – Annually recognizes an author and “a specific body of his or her work, for significant and lasting contribution to young adult literature.”
Michael L. Printz Award – “Annually honors the best book written for teens, based entirely on its literary merit.”
William C. Morris YA Debut Award – Annual award given to a work of young adult literature by a “first-time author writing for teens.”
Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Award – Honors the best nonfiction book published for young adults (ages 12-18) during a Nov. 1 – Oct. 31 publishing year.
Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) Summer Reading 2020
Last update October 7, 2020.