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Book Awards -- A great place to find great books!
The 2016 National Book Award Finalists in Young People’s Literature
The Pura Belpré Award, established in 1996, is 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.
The Young Adult Library Services Association -- YALSA honors the best teen literature each year with its six literary awards:
Alex Awards ~ This award, sponsored by the Margaret A. Edwards Trust, honors ten adult books with special appeal to teens.
Edwards Award ~ The Margaret A. Edwards Award, sponsored by School Library Journal, honors an author and specific works by that author for significant and lasting contribution for writing to teens.
Morris Award ~ The William C. Morris YA Debut Award honors the best book by a previously unpublished author writing for teens.
Non-fiction Award ~ The YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Award honors the best nonfiction written for teens each year.
Printz Award ~ The Michael L. Printz Award is an award for a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature. It is named for a Topeka, Kansas school librarian who was a long-time active member of the Young Adult Library Services Association.
Community Libraries -- A great place to find books and more resources!