TEEN BOOK LISTS

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LIBRARIAN PICKS

INDIGENOUS STORIES & HISTORY FOR TEENS

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CELEBRATE TRANS & GENDER EXPANSIVE STORIES

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LATINX PARA JÓVENES

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LATINX BOOKS FOR TEENS

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QUEER BOOKS FOR TEENS

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HORROR

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CELEBRATE MUSLIM AMERICAN AUTHORS

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RESISTANCE AND HOPE IN BLACK YA

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ASIAN TEENS IN YA

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TEEN LOVE STORIES

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SCIENCE FICTION

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BEAUTY HAS NO SIZE! BOOKS ABOUT BODY POSITIVITY

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TEENS WITH DISABILITIES

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EN ESPAÑOL

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NONFICTION

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SPORTS

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MIDDLE SCHOOL READS

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2022 AWARD WINNERS

The Alex Award is given to one book selected from ten titles that are chosen. These titles, written for adults, have special appeal to young adults, ages 12 through 18. The winning titles are selected from the previous year's publishing.

The Coretta Scott King Awards are given annually 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. The award commemorates the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and honors his wife, Mrs. Coretta Scott King, for her courage and determination to continue the work for peace and world brotherhood.

The Michael J. Printz Award annually honors the best book written for teens, based entirely on its literary merit, each year. In addition, the Printz Committee names up to four honor books, which also represent the best writing in young adult literature.

The Pura Belpré Award is named after the first Latina librarian at the New York Public Library. This award 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 Stonewall Book Award is sponsored by the American Library Association's Rainbow Round Table (formerly the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table). Since the first award in 1971, many books have been honored for exceptional merit relating to the gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender experience.

YALSA's Award for Excellence in Nonfiction honors the best nonfiction book published for young adults (ages 12-18) during a Nov. 1 – Oct. 31 publishing year.