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Young Adult Literature Awards: YA Lit Awards
This guide provides links to all of the YALSA awards for Young Adult Literature as well as the YALSA reading lists of YA Literature.
Undocumented: A Dominican Boy’s Odyssey from a Homeless Shelter to the Ivy League by Dan-el Padilla Peralta
The Unraveling of Mercy Louis by Keija Parssinen
2016 Morris Award Winners
Morris 2014 Winner:
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda written by Becky Albertalli
Because You’ll Never Meet Mewritten by Leah Thomas
Conviction written by Kelly Loy Gilbert
The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly written by Stephanie Oakes
The Weight of Feathers written by Anna-Marie McLemore
Michael L. Printz Award
The Michael L. Printz Award honors the best book written for teens based entirely on literary merit. In addtion, the Printz Committee names up to four honor books, which also represent the best writing in young adult literature.
The Alex Awards are given annually to ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults.
Margaret A. Edwards Award
The Edwards Award honors an author, as well as a specific body of his or her work, for significant and lasting contribution to writing for teens.
William C. Morris Award
The Morris Award honors a book written for young adults by a first-time, previously unpublished author. The first Morris Award was given in 2009. Additionally, Morris Finalists are awarded a silver medal.
The Odyssey Award honors the producer of the best audio book produced for children and/or young adults, available in English in the United States.
YALSA Award for Excellence in Non-Fiction
YALSA's newest award, The Award for Excellence in Non-Fiction for Young Adults, will honor the best non-fiction book for young adults. The first of this award was given out in 2010.
2016 Excellence in Non-Fiction
Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War written by Steve Sheinkin
For a list of the Excellence in Non-Fiction finalists, click here.
2016 Odyssey Award
The War that Saved My Life, written by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley and narrated by Jayne Entwistle