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ALA Top Ten Young Adult Books
The Best Books for Young Adults committee of the Young Adult Library Services Association, a division of the American Library Association, has chosen the following books as Top Ten Young Adult Books.
The Alex Awards are given to ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults, ages 12 through 18.
National Book Award for Young People's Literature
The National Book Awards are given out by the National Book Foundation with the goal of enhancing the public's awareness of exceptional books written by fellow Americans, and to increase the popularity of reading in general.
Great Graphic Novels
YALSA's newest list and is an annual list of recommended graphic novels which have teen appeal: Top Ten Great Graphics Novels.
The Michael L. Printz Award is an award for a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature.
Pura Belpré Award
This award honors Pura Belpré, the first Latina librarian from the New York Public Library. This award, established in her honor in 1996, is awarded to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays the Latino culture in a work of literature for children and youth.
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 children and adolescent audiences.