There are many books published every year, and the list of young adult books seems to be growing. Lists of award winners can help you decide what might be a good book to pick up, particularly for a school project, or maybe just for fun. Check out the links below for lists of award-winning books.
Tulsa Awards & Honors:
Summer Reading Program is still a few months away, but if you're wanting a reading challenge sooner than that, check this out: the YALSA 2014 Hub Reading Challenge has arrived! Check out the list--it's comprised of the 2014 award winners & lists for awards such as the Printz Award, the Alex Award, the William C. Morris Award, and more. Anyone can join this challenge, and those who complete it are entered in a drawing to win a bunch of YA books and goodies. Participants have to read 25 of the titles on the list to complete the challenge--how many books can you read before time is up? (Leah is going the distance, and challenging herself to read the whole list!!)
I remember voting for my favorite Sequoyah nominee when I was in elementary school. I had read more than three nominees, so I was eligible to vote. The winner that year? Lee Wardlaw's 101 WAYS TO BUG YOUR PARENTS. I thought it was pretty schweet that *I* got to vote on a book award. Back then, the Sequoyah Awards were mostly aimed at elementary school aged children, but now? Guys, these days we have our OWN list of nominees, for our own award--the High School Sequoyah Award. All you have to do in order to vote next spring? Read or listen to three books off the list. And this is totally not a chore, because I'm reading through this list, and so far these books ARE AWESOME.
Do you love graphic novels? Read on to find the Young Adult Library Services Assoication's Top Ten Graphic Novels for Teens. The list includes both fiction and nonfiction books, so there's something for everyone!
My Friend Dahmer by Derf Backderf. Go to high school with the nation's most notorious serial killer.
Goblin Secrets by William Alexander is the 2012 National Book Award winner for Young People's Literature. The award was announced on Nov. 14th. NBA finalist in this category included Out of Reach by Carrie Arcos, Never Fall Down by Patricia McCormick, Endangered by Elliot Schrefer, and Bomb: The Race to Build-and Steal-The World's Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin. Have you read any of these books? Let us know in the comments section.