Award Winners ’18 #YearofYA March 2018

This year’s Youth Media Awards at ALA midwinter were stacked with some incredible titles that we hope you’ll read! #YearofYA has a focus typically on YA lit, but we know many of you work with middle school and elementary students, and know that the awards for younger audiences can be enjoyed by teen readers too! Below you will find links to the ALA winners and honorees, as well as other prestigious awards for youth literature such as the CYBILS awards, and let’s not forget the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature winner, Far From the Tree.

March 2018

Our goal with #YearofYA is to encourage YOU to choose books YOU want to read within a theme we select each month. This year is no different. Select the titles you want (winners or honorees), read, and come ready to chat at the end of March.

{Get ready… so many lists!!}

Alex Awards

This award, sponsored by the Margaret A. Edwards Trust, honors ten adult books with special appeal to teens. The Alex committee also publishes its official nomination list after the awards announcement.

Edwards Award

The Margaret A. Edwards Award, sponsored by School Library Journal, honors an author and specific works by that author for significant and lasting contribution for writing to teens.

Morris Award

The William C. Morris YA Debut Award, funded by the William C. Morris Endowment, honors the best book by a previously unpublished author writing for teens. A shortlist is announced in December each year.

Nonfiction Award

The YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Award honors the best nonfiction written for teens each year. The Nonfiction committee also publishes its official nomination list after the awards announcement.

Odyssey Award

The Odyssey Award honors the producer of the best audiobook produced for children and/or young adults, available in English in the United States. The award is co-administered with the Association for Library Service to Children

Printz Award

The Michael L. Printz Award, sponsored by Booklist, honors the best book written for teens each year.


Stonewall Book Award


Coretta Scott King Awards


Newbery Medal Award


Caldecott Medal Award


Sibert Book Award


Pura Belpre Award


Schneider Family Award

Theodor Seuss Geisel Award


CYBILS awards


National Book Award for Young People’s Literature 2017


Amazon Best of 2017