Young Adult (YA) books are catered towards readers from 12 to 18 years of age. While the genre is targeted to teenagers, approximately half of YA readers are adults.
The latest top 10 graphic novels for youth, reviewed in Booklist between July 2020 and January 2021, highlight works inspired by Black history and queer coming-of-age stories, along with a healthy dose of magic, creatures, and monsters.
The Blue Hen Book Award is a children’s choice award sponsored by the Youth Services Division of the Delaware Library Association.
YALSA's Award for Excellence in Nonfiction honors the best nonfiction book published for young adults (ages 12-18) during a Nov. 1 – Oct. 31 publishing year.
The Michael L. Printz Award, from the American Library Association, is an award for a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature.
The William C. Morris YA Debut Award honors a debut book published by a first-time author writing for teens and celebrating impressive new voices in young adult literature.
The Alex Awards are given to ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults, ages 12 through 18.