Reading Lists
Alex Awards Given annually to ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults.
Best of the Best Find the best books and media for youth each year through Young Adult Library Services Association’s Best of the Best.
Great Graphic Novels for Teens YALSA’s newest list and is an annual list of recommended graphic novels which have teen appeal.
Margaret A. Edwards Award Honors an author as well as a specific body of their work for lifetime contribution in writing books of enduring popularity with teenagers.
Michael L. Printz Award Honors excellence in literature written for young adults.
Odyssey Award Given to the producer of the best audiobook produced for children and/or young adults, available in English in the United States.
Outstanding Books for the College Bound Updated every five years, this comprehensive list provides reading recommendations to students who plan to continue their education beyond high school.
Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults This list encourages young adults to read for pleasure by presenting them with popular or topical books with teen appeal.
Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers Recreational reading lists for teens who do not like to read.
Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults Presents audiobooks released within the past two years that appeal to teens.
Fabulous Films for Young Adults Presents select films especially significant to young adults from those currently available for purchase based on a chosen theme.
Teens’ Top Ten A teen choice award given to selected current publications that are of special interest to teens. Teens vote for their choices each Teen Read Week. The votes are tallied and the list is available each November.
William C. Morris YA Debut Award Honors a book written for young adults by a first-time, previously unpublished author
YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults YALSA’s newest award will honor the best nonfiction book for young adults; the first winner will be named in 2010.