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Award Winning Teen Books


2017 & 2018 MassBook Awards: Children & Teen


ALA Top Ten for Teens

Top 10 for Teens 2018

  1. Turtles All the Way Down by John Green
  2. One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus
  3. Warcross by Marie Lu
  4. Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo
  5. Caraval by Stephanie Garber. Flatiron
  6. Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds
  7. I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sánchez
  8. Paper Hearts by Ali Novak. Sourcebooks Fire
  9. Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
  10. Once and For All by Sarah Dessen

Top 10 for Teens 2019 (Nominees)


Alex Award Winner 2019


ALA Top 10 Great Graphic Novels 2019

  1. Anne Frank’s Diary: The Graphic Adaptation. By Anne Frank and Ari Folman. Illus. by David Polonsky
  2. Crush. By Svetlana Chmakova. Illus. by the author
  3. Hey, Kiddo: How I Lost My Mother, Found My Father, and Dealt With Family Addiction. By Jarrett Krosoczka. Illus. by the author
  4. Illegal. By Eoin Colfer and Andrew Donkin. Illus. by Giovanni Rigano
  5. My Brother’s Husband. By Gengoroh Tagame. Illus. by the author
  6. On a Sunbeam. By Tillie Walden. Illus. by the author
  7. Royal City, Volume 2: Sonic Youth. By Jeff Lemire. Illus. by the author
  8. Silver Spoon. By Hiromu Arakawa. Illus. by the author
  9. Speak: The Graphic Novel. By Laurie Halse Anderson. Illus. by Emily Carroll
  10. The Unwanted: Stories of the Syrian Refugees. By Don Brown. Illus. by the author

Margaret A. Edwards Awards

2018 Award Winner: Angela Johnson


National Book Award for Young People’s Literature

2018 Winner:

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acervedo


Printz Awards

2019 Winner:

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acervedo


Schneider Family Book Award

Anger is a Gift by Mark Oshiro


William C. Morris Award

Darius the Great is Not Okay by Adib Khorram