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​Teens

Browse different topics in books, just for you!


​Staff Picks Book Lists

Based on Teen Reads

Read the book, see the movie? See the movie, read the book? Either way the choice is yours! Watch Hollywood films based on teen literature.

Best Teen Books of 2017

The best teen reads of the year.

Black Friday

Have we got a deal for you! Scroll through the best bargains around in teen reads.

Latino YA

Young adult literature written by and/or about Latinos is an ever-expanding corner of contemporary literature. The diversity in plots, setting, character and tone is wide. Here are just a few titles we recommend.

Latinx

Books for young adult readers that feature a Latinx character.

My Teenage Romance

Ah, young love. Read one of these YA love stories of teenage romance.

Pride

June is LGBT Pride Month. There are great YA books on the subject. Check them out!

Leveled Reading Lists

Looking for a specific reading level? Browse our graded and Lexile Level lists in our Leveled Reading Lists collection. These lists contain materials for both children and teens. Choose the level appropriate for you!

​Printz Young Adult Literature AwardYoung man reading a book that's covering his face

The Michael L. 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 awards announcement is made at the ALA Midwinter Meeting as part of the Youth Media Awards and is celebrated with a program and reception each year at the ALA Annual Conference.

​American Indian Youth Literature Award

The American Indian Youth Literature Awards are given out every 2 years with an award for Picture Book, Middle Grade and Young Adult. The awards, established in 2006, honor the best writing and illustrations by and about American Indians.

​Coretta Scott King Award

The Coretta Scott King Award is given annually by the American Library Association 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. 

​Pura Belpré Award

The Pura Belpré Award, established in 1996, is presented 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. It is co-sponsored by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), and the National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish-Speaking (REFORMA), an ALA affiliate.


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