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:
Every year, the Young Adult Library Services Association, YALSA for short, puts out several lists of the best young adult fiction for the year. One of those lists is the Top Ten Great Graphic Novels for Teens. 2014's list is full of awesomeness, from Gene Yang to Faith Erin Hicks and more! Check out some of the titles from the list below, and click on the titles to request them from the library.
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!!)
Voting is now open for the Young Adult Library Services Organization's Teens' Top Ten. Teens' Top Ten is a "teen choice" list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the last year! Voting is open through October 19th, with the winners announced on October 22nd. Be sure to check back for the list of winners! Click here to vote, and check out the links to our catalog below to find a copy at the Tulsa library!
Crewel by Gennifer Albin
Of Poseidon by Anna Banks
Underworld by Meg Cabot
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.