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Best adults books for teens.
Best audio books for teens.
An annual booklist of the best feminist books for young readers, ages birth through 18. Presented by the Feminist Task Force of the Social Responsibilities Round Table of the American Library Association.
The Américas Award was founded in 1993 to encourage and commend authors, illustrators and publishers who produce quality children’s and young adult books that portray Latin America, the Caribbean, or Latinos in the United States.
An award to identify and honor the very best writing and illustrations by and about American Indians.
The Arab American Book Awards is a literary program created to honor books written by and about Arab Americans. Presented by Arab American National Museum.
To honor and recognize individual work about Asian/Pacific Americans and their heritage, based on literary and artistic merit. Presented by the Asian/Pacific American Library Association.
Best fiction for teens.
Awarded to the best titles in three categories: Picture Book, Fiction and Poetry, and Nonfiction.
Presented to outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values.
Awarded by the Mystery Writers of America to the best in the genre for young adults.
The AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prizes for Excellence in Science Books, awarded by American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), celebrate outstanding science writing and illustration for children and young adults.
Best comics & graphic novels for teens.
Authors and works who have had the most impact on teen literature.
The Massachusetts Book Awards recognize significant works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and children’s/young adult literature published by Commonwealth residents or about Massachusetts subjects.
Presented by the Middle East Book Council, this awards recognizes books for children and young adults that contribute meaningfully to understanding of the Middle East.
Best first time authors for teens.
An American literary prize administered by the National Book Foundation.
Presented annually by the Jewish Book Council to authors of titles with Jewish content.
Best nonfiction titles for teens.
Best audiobooks for kids and teens.
The best of the best titles across the academic disciplines for teens, parents, educators, & adults.
Selected for literary quality.
Presented annually 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.
A bibliography of books with significant gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or queer/questioning content, and which are aimed at youth, birth through age 18. Presented by the GLBTRT Roundtable of the American Library Association.
To encourage and commend authors and publishers who produce high-quality children’s and young adult books are published that portray South Asia or South Asians living abroad.
The best of GBLTQIA+ literature, including awards for young adult titles.
Top ten titles voted on by teens for teens.