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Award Book Lists & Teen Picks

 

Ready Player OneAbraham Lincoln Award
2014 Master List
Awarded to the author of the book voted best by participating students in grades 9-12 in Illinois.
Thirteen Reasons Why Abraham Lincoln Award
2013 Awarded To:
Thirteen Reasons Why
by: Jay Asher

 

Mr Penumbra's 24 Hour Bookstore Alex Awards
2013 Recipients
Given to ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults, ages 12-18.
Mid Winter Blood Michael L. Printz Award
2014 Award Recipients
Awarded for a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature.
Rebecca Caudill Award
2015 Master List
An annual award given to the author of the book voted most outstanding by students in grades 4-8 in participating Illinois schools.
Smile Rebecca Caudill Award
2013 Awarded To:
Smile
by: Raina Telgemeier
Code Name Verity Teens' Top Ten
2013 List

Thanks to the YALSA's sixteen book groups for nominating the titles and the YA Galley/Teens' Top Ten committee for their hard work.