American Library Association Youth Media Awards
Award-winning books for teens
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Michael L. Printz Award
 for excellence in literature written for young adults:
  • “March: Book Three,” created by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powel
  • “Asking for It,” by Louise O’Neill
  • “The Passion of Dolssa,” by Julie Berry
  • “Scythe,” by Neal Shusterman
  • “The Sun Is Also a Star,” by Nicola Yoon
Alex Awards for the 10 best adult books that appeal to teen audiences:
  • “The Queen of Blood,” by Sarah Beth Durst
  • “The Regional Office is Under Attack!” by Manuel Gonzales
  • “In the Country We Love: My Family Divided,” by Diane Guerrero with Michelle Burford
  • “Buffering: Unshared Tales of a Life Fully Loaded,” by Hannah Hart
  • “Arena,” by Holly Jennings
  • “Every Heart a Doorway,” by Seanan McGuire
  • “Romeo and/or Juliet: A Choosable-Path Adventure,” by Ryan North
  • “Die Young with Me: A Memoir,” by Rob Rufus
  • “The Wasp that Brainwashed the Caterpillar,” by Matt Simon
  • “The Invisible Life of Ivan Isaenko,” by Scott Stambach
Stonewall Book Award - Mike Morgan & Larry Romans Young Adult Literature Award
  • “If I Was Your Girl” written by Meredith Russo
  • “When the Moon Was Ours,” written by Anna-Marie McLemore
  • “Unbecoming,” written by Jenny Downham
  • “Pride: Celebrating Diversity & Community,” written by Robin Stevenson
William C. Morris Award for a debut book published by a first-time author writing for teens:
  • “The Serpent King,” written by Jeff Zentner,
  • "Girl Mans Up,” written by M-E Girard
  • “Rani Patel in Full Effect,” written by Sonia Patel
  • "The Smell of Other People’s Houses,” written by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock
  • “Tell Me Something Real,” written by Calla Devlin
YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults: 
  • “March: Book Three,” created by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell
  • “Hillary Rodham Clinton: A Woman Living History,” by Karen Blumenthal
  • "In the Shadow of Liberty: The Hidden History of Slavery, Four Presidents, and Five Black Lives,” by Kenneth C. Davis
  • Samurai Rising: The Epic Life of Minamoto Yoshitsune,” written by Pamela S. Turner, illustrated by Gareth Hinds
  • “This Land Is Our Land: A History of American Immigration,” written by Linda Barrett Osborne