The American Library Association and the Young Adult Library Services Association presents the Alex Awards, which are given to ten authors that published a work that expressed a particular appeal to young adults.
Amelia Bloomer Book List
Named after Amelia Bloomer, a feminist activist, the Amelia Bloomer Book List is a list of works featuring outstanding titles with significant feminist content. Intended for ages birth to eighteen years of age, the list is given by the American Library Association and administered by the Social Responsibilities Round Table.
Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards
The Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards are among the most prestigious honors in the field of children's and young adult literature. Winners are selected in three (3) categories:
Fiction and Poetry
The winning titles must be published in the United States but they may be written or illustrated by citizens of any country. The awards are chosen by an independent panel of three (3) judges who are annually appointed by the Editor of the Horn Book.
Coretta Scott King Book Award
The Coretta Scott King Book Awards is given to African American authors and/or illustrators of outstanding works that portray, affirm, and celebrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values within children and young adult titles.
The Edwards Award is administered by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) and sponsored by School Library Journal magazine. It recognizes a specific author and their work for their contribution to young adult literature.
Goodreads Choice Awards for Best Young Adult Fiction
The Goodreads Choice Awards allows for members to vote on the best titles of the year for each genre or age demographic.
The Morris Award honors a publication by a first-time young adult book author.
New York Times Best Sellers for Middle Grades and Young Adults
The New York Times Best Sellers is a weekly chart that tracks the week’s best-selling books in the United States. Unlike some subsequent lists of best sellers, the New York Times list is not based upon total sales figures, but instead upon surveys of a selected sample of retail booksellers
The Odyssey Award is given by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the Young Adult Library Service Association (YALSA), divisions of the American Library Association (ALA), and is sponsored by Booklist. The award commemorates the best audiobook produced for children and/or young adults.
The Belpre Awards are given by the American Library Association and the National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish-Speaking (REFORMA) to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose works best portray, affirm, and celebrate the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth.
Rainbow Book List
The Rainbow Book List is created by the Rainbow Book List Committee of the Rainbow Round Table of the American Library Association. The list presents works which signify and accurately portray GLBTQ content, intended for ages birth to eighteen years of age.
Schneider Family Book Award
The Schneider Family Book Award, overseen by the American Library Association, awards an author or illustrator who embodies the disability experience for children and young adult audiences.
Sunshine State Young Readers Award
For grades three (3) through eight (8), the Sunshine State Young Readers Award looks to promote independent reading. The books are selected based on “their wide appeal literary value, varied genres, curriculum connections, and/or multicultural representation.”