Award Winners

  • Printz Medal
    The Michael L. Printz Award is an award for a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature.

  • YALSA Nonfiction Award
    YALSA's Award for Excellence in Nonfiction honors the best nonfiction book published for young adults (ages 12-18) during a publishing year.

  • YALSA's Best Fiction for Young Adults
    YALSA's Best Fiction for Young Adults Committee presents fiction titles published for young adults in the past 16 months that are recommended reading for ages 12 to 18.

  • 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.

  • Alex Awards
    The Alex Awards are given to ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults, ages 12 through 18.

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

  • Outstanding Books for the College Bound
    The books on this list offer opportunities to discover new ideas, and provide an introduction to the fascinating variety of subjects within an academic discipline.

  • Great Graphic Novels for Teens
    Great Graphic Novels for Teens is a list of recommended graphic novels and illustrated nonfiction for those ages 12-18, prepared yearly by YALSA.