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YALSA Book Awards

Alex Awards - Honors ten adult books with special appeal to teens.

Morris Award - Honors the best book by debut author writing for teens. 

Excellence in Nonfiction Award - Honors the best nonfiction written for teens each year

Odyssey Award - Honors the producer of the best audiobook produced for children and/or young adults

Printz Award - Honors the best book written for teens each year.

YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults nominees

Other National Awards

American Indian Youth Literature Award - Honors the very best writing and illustrations by Native Americans and Indigenous peoples of North America.

 Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature - Honors individual work about Asian/Pacific Americans and their heritage, based on literary and artistic merit.

 Kirkus Prize - Honors the best children's, middle grade, or young adult book.

 National Book Award - Honors the best middle grade and young adult books.

 New York Times bestsellers lists

 Sydney Taylor Book Award -- Honors outstanding books for children and teens that authentically portray the Jewish experience.

 Walter Award - Honors the best middle grade and teen books featuring diverse protagonists and written by diverse authors.

ALA Awards

Coretta Scott King Book Award - Honors outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values.

Pura Belpre Award - Honors a 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.

Schneider Family Book Award - Honor an author or illustrator for a book that embodies an artistic expression of the disability experience for child and adolescent audiences.

YALSA Book Finder

Novelist Plus via the public libraries.

Use this database from the public libraries to answer questions like:

  • What authors are similar to Kurt Vonnegut?

  • I'd like to find another series like The Hunger Games.

  • I need a book about economics that’s fun to read.

NoveList gives book recommendations for favorite authors, titles and series. Search by title, plot or writing style to find read-alikes. Find reading lists for popular genres and non-fiction, or browse reviews and discussion guides.

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