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2018 ALEX Award Winners- The Alex Awards are 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. The Alex Awards were first given annually beginning in 1998 and became an official ALA (American Library Association) award in 2002. 

2019 High School Sequoyah Masterlist -2019_High_School_Annotated_M.pdf - In 1988, the first Sequoyah Young Adult Book Award was given. Twenty years later the YA book award was changed to “Intermediate Award” and a High School award was created and was first awarded in 2010.  The awards are given annually, usually as an event at the Oklahoma Library Association's Annual Conference.  The Oklahoma Library Association honors Sequoyah for his unique achievement in creating the Cherokee syllabary, the 86 symbols representing the different sounds in the Cherokee language.

2018 Best Fiction for Young Adults - Each year, YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association) presents the Best Fiction for Young Adults list after ALA's (American Library Association) Midwinter Meeting. This year’s list of 98 books was drawn from 175 official nominations. The books, recommended for ages 12-18, meet the criteria of both good quality literature and appealing reading for teens. The list comprises a wide range of genres and styles, including contemporary realistic fiction, fantasy, horror, science fiction and novels in verse. 

2014 Outstanding Books for the College Bound - (Revised every 5 years) A YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association) committee of public and secondary school librarians selected the 2014 list in collaboration with academic librarians from the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL).  Revised every five years, this list is intended as a tool for several audiences: students preparing for college, parents, educators, and librarians. 

Great Graphic Novels 2018 - The list of 78 titles, drawn from 122 official nominations, is presented annually at the ALA (American Library Association) Midwinter Meeting. The books, recommended for those ages 12-18, meet the criteria of both good quality literature and appealing reading for teens.

2018 Morris Award - The William C. Morris YA Debut Award, first awarded in 2009, honors a debut book published by a first-time author writing for teens and celebrating impressive new voices in young adult literature.  The award's namesake is William C. Morris, an influential innovator in the publishing world and an advocate for marketing books for children and young adults. 

2018 Printz Award - The Michael L. Printz Award is an award for a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature. It is named for a Topeka, Kansas school librarian who was a long-time active member of the Young Adult Library Services Association. 

2018 Nonfiction Award - YALSA's Award for Excellence in Nonfiction honors the best nonfiction book published for young adults (ages 12-18) during a Nov. 1 – Oct. 31 publishing year.

Teenreads - Ever craved a good book and just not been inspired by anything you see? Or felt annoyed that you bought a book that was merely so-so? Or closed a book and JUST wanted to talk about it? Or wished you had a place to discover new books?  This is your website!