National Book Awards
The National Book Foundation selects winners for fiction, nonfiction, poetry, young people's literature, and translated works. Check out their current selections for the Young People's category, including their winner, finalists, and remaining contenders.
(The 2020 Awards will be announced in mid-November.)
You can get many of these books through your school library or online using Mackin VIA, a reading app provided in your AISD Portal.
Browse Award winners from TLA
Browse Award lists from YALSA
(Young Adult Library Services Association,
a division of the American Library Association)
"The Alex Awards are given to ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults, ages 12 through 18." - ala.org
Best Fiction for Young Adults
The Best Fiction for Young Adults list is compiled annually and comprises fiction appropriate for ages 12 to 18.
"The Michael L. Printz Award is an award for a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature." - ala.org
Coretta Scott King Book Awards
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.
Recommended titles for youth from birth to age 18 that contain significant and authentic gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, queer, or questioning (GLBTQ) content.
For a comprehensive list of book awards, visit https://www.booklistonline.com/book-awards