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Award Winning Books!: Teen and Youth

Teen / Youth Winners

Alex Awards

The Alex Awards, named for the pioneer of young adult library services Margaret A. Edwards, called "Alex" by her friends. Alex Awards are awarded annually by Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). The awards are given to 10 books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults, ages 12-18. Awards are announced at the American Library Association midwinter meeting in January.

Link to Babel by R.F. Kuang in the catalog

2023 Winner

Link to Daughter of the Moon Goddess by Sue Lynn Tan in the catalog

2023 Winner

Link to I'm Glad My Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy in the catalog

2023 Winner

Link to The Kaiju Preservation Society by John Scalzi in the catalog

2023 Winner

Link to A Lady's Guide to Fortune-Hunting bySophie Irwin in the catalog

2023 Winner

Link to Solito by Javier Zamora in the catalog

2023 Winner

Link to True Biz by Sara Novic in the catalog

2023 Winner

Link to Wash Day Diaries by Jamila Rowser and Robyn Smith in the catalog

2023 Winner

The Newbery Medal

 The Newbery Medal, named for British bookseller John Newbery, is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children. The award goes to the author of the most distingushed contribution to American literature for children. Awards are announced at the American Library Association midwinter meeting in January.

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Link to Iveliz Explains It All by Andrea Beatriz Arango.

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Link to the Last Mapmaker by Soontornvat in the catalog.

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Link to Maizy Chen's Last Chance by Lisa Yee in the catalog.

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The Caldecott Medal

 The Caldecott Medal, named for English Illustrator Randolph Caldecott, is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children. The award goes to the illustrator of the most distinguished American picture book for children. Awards are announced at the American Library Association midwinter meeting in January.

                                                                                2023 Winner

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Link to Choosing Brave: How mamie Till-Mobley and Emmett Till sparked the Civil Rights Movement by Angela Joy in the catalog.

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Link to Knight Owl by Christopher Denise in the catalog.

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The Geisel Award

 The Geisel Award, named for Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel), is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children. The award goes to the  the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished American book for beginning readers published in English in the United States during the preceding year. Awards are announced at the American Library Association midwinter meeting in January.

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Link to Gigi and Ojiji by Melissa Iwai in the catalog,

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Link to a Seed Grows by Antoinette Portis in the catalog.

                                                                                                            2023 Honor