Recommended Readings for Teens

Teen's Reading Lists

Historic Fiction

Award Books

Alex Awards

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

Edward Awards

The Margaret A. Edwards Award recognizes an author's work in helping adolescents become aware of themselves and addressing questions about their role and importance in relationships, society, and in the world.

Michael L. Printz Awards

The Michael L. Printz Award annually honors the best book written for teens, based entirely on its literary merit, each year.

Morris Award

The William C. Morris YA Debut Award honors a book published by a first-time author writing for teens and celebrating impressive new voices in young adult literature.

Odyssey Award

This annual award is given to the producer of the best audiobook produced for kids and/or young adults, available in English in the United States.

Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers

The Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers list identifies titles aimed at encouraging reading among teens who dislike to read for any reason.

Rebecca Caudill Award

The Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award is an annual award given to the author of the book voted most outstanding by students in grades four through eight in participating Illinois schools.

Stonewall Book Awards

The Stonewall Book Awards are presented to English language books that have exceptional merit relating to the gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender experience.

YALSA's Teens' Top Ten

The Teens' Top Ten is a "teen choice" list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year! Nominators are members of teen book groups in fifteen school and public libraries around the country.

YALSA Excellence Award in Nonfiction

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.

Your Personal Reading List

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