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Book Awards for Children and Young Adults

Recommended readings based on the most important awards given to literature in the U.S. and the World.

Printz Award

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

2022 Printz Award Winner

2021 Printz Award Winner

2020 Printz Award Winner

Morris Award (Debut)

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.

2022 Morris Award Winner

2021 Morris Award Winner

2020 Morris Award winner:

Stonewall (LGBT+)

About the Stonewall Book Awards - Mike Morgan & Larry Romans Children’s & Young Adult Literature Award:

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

2022 Stonewall Award Winner (YA)

2021 Stonewall Award Winner:

2020 Stonewall Book Award Winner:

Pura Belpre Award for Young Adults Books (Latinx)

The Pura Belpré Award, established in 1996, is presented to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth.

2022 Pura Belpré Winner for Young Adults

2021 Pura Belpré Award for Young Adults:

Alex Awards

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.

Alex Award List

More YA Awards...

There are many other awards and lists of the BEST BOOKS for teens and Young Adults in the website of the

"Young Adult Library Services Association" (YALSA)

Check them out here!