Youth Media Awards

On Tuesday I posted the Award books given in the Tween categories.  Today will be for the Teen and YA categories.  These awards are given annually by the American Library Association (ALA), the Association for Library Services to Children (ALSC)  and the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA).  I have unfortunately only read two of the books that have won awards, but many of these have been on my TBR and now they been moved up because they are award winners.

Michael L. Printz Award

Excellence in Literature for Young Adults

Honor Books

I was very surprised that The Sun is Also a Star didn’t win, due to how much I heard and saw about it online, but and honor is still good.  Scythe was amazing and I’m so glad it was recognized.



As amazing as this book is suppose to be, I wish that the committees talked to each other more so that it didn’t win 3 awards.

Schneider Family Book Award

Books that embody an artistic expression of the disability experience


This one won in the YA category.  It deals with depression and mental illness.

Stonewall Book Award

Children’s and young adult books of exceptional merit relating to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender experience:


When the Moon Was Ours has been on my TBR for awhile.  Love the cover too.


So happy to see Rick get some recognition.  I just love his work and so do the kids!

William C Morris Award

for a debut book published by a first-time author writing for teens:



This is another one that has been on my TBR, I have not seen anything bad about it.


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