Teen Book Recommendations

Find a book to read!

Search YALSA’s Award Winners!  This is a great place to start looking for an award winning teen book.  You can browse the list by genre, author, award year, or type of award.
Read Brightly Recommends…18 of the Most Exciting YA Books to Read in 2018 by Penguin Random House
Amazon’s Bestseller List for Boys and Men – Their most popular book products based on sales, and our library owns them!
Reading Rants  – Fabulous blogger duo who have been posting reviews of great teen reads for years.  They have lists of all genres imaginable!
Sno-Isle Teens – Some great ideas from our local library!

Award Winners

Evergreen Teen Book Award – was created to give teens in the state a voice in deciding the best literature aimed at their age group.
Young Reader’s Choice Award –  every student should have an opportunity to select a book that gives him or her pleasure. Award is sponsored by the Pacific Northwest Library Association. It is also the only international award with young readers in both the United States and Canada participating in the program.
Michael L Printz Medal – an award for a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature.
William C. Morris Debut Award –  honors the accomplishments of a first-time author whose debut book has made an impact in young adult literature.
The Coretta Scott King Book Award – given annually to 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.
The Pura Belpré Award – given to a Latino/Latina author and illustrator to recognize their literary or artistic talent and their efforts to portray the Latino culture.
Walter Dean Myers Award – recognizes diverse authors (or co-authors) whose works feature diverse main characters and address diversity in a meaningful way.
Alex Awards  –  given to ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults, ages 12 through 18. The winning titles are selected from the previous year’s publishing.

Classics

NPR’s 100 Best Ever Teen Novels: Vote for YOUR favorite!

100 Best YA Books of All Time!  Here’s Time Magazine’s gathered list.  You can vote here too!

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