The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) is a group of librarians, library workers and library advocates who are all passionate about library services geared towards teens. The awards and lists within this guide are given by YALSA to books that are of particular interest to teens. The books are of a wide variety of genres and reading levels so everyone is able to find something to enjoy.
The Alex Awards are given to Adult books that have an appeal to teen readers. The Best Fiction for Young Adult list is comprised of books that are appealing to teen readers as well as being good quality literature. The Excellence in Young Adult Nonfiction Award is given to outstanding nonfiction books written for teen readers. The Odyssey Award is for audiobooks. The Printz Award is for books that embody outstanding work in Young Adult literature.
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