What to Read


Award Winners

Connecticut Nutmeg Book Award: lists of ten books selected for being quality literature for young people. Students vote each year to pick their favorite. Teen List (7th & 8th Grade), High School List

Printz Award: annually honors the best book written for teens based entirely on literary merit. The 2017 winner is March: Book Three by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell. See the complete list of winners and honor books.

Teens Top Ten: a teens’ choice list where teens nominate and choose their favorite books from the previous year.

The Morris Award: honors a debut book published by a first-time author writing for teens and celebrating impressive new voices in young adult literature. The 2018 winner is The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas.

Alex Awards: given to ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults, ages 12 through 18. The winning titles are selected from the previous year’s publishing.

There’s an app for that! The Young Adult Library Services Association has developed an app to give you easy access to the previous years’ awards lists.