Looking for a great book? You’ll definitely want to check out these award-winning books for teens. They’re all hand-selected by librarians or teens (or both!) depending on the award.
Take a look! Your new favorite book could be waiting for you.
And if you want more lists, check out our recommendations from the staff.
2021 Nutmeg Book Award Middle School Nominees
The Nutmeg Book Award Middle School Nominees are chosen by a committee of teens, public librarians, and school media specialists who recommend newer books that they believe students in grades 7-8 will love to read.
2021 Nutmeg Book Award High School Nominees
The Nutmeg Book Award High School Nominees are chosen by a committee of teens, public librarians, and school media specialists who recommend newer books that they believe students in grades 9-12 will love to read.
YALSA 2021 Teens’ Top Ten
The YALSA Teens’ Top Ten is a “teen choice” list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year. Nominators are members of teen book groups in sixteen school and public libraries across the country.
YALSA 2021 Nonfiction Award
The YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction honors the best nonfiction book published for young adults ages 12-18.
The Michael L. Printz Award is an award for a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature.
2021 Honor Books
The William C. Morris YA Debut Award honors a debut book published by a first-time author writing for teens and celebrating impressive new voices in young adult literature.
The Alex Awards are given by the American Library Association to ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults ages 12-18.