Awards & Reviews

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Awards

Alex Awards These awards honor the top ten adult books for young adults published during the award year.

Printz Award
The Michael L. Printz Award is a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature.

Margaret A. Edwards Award
The Margaret A. Edwards Award, established in 1988, honors an author’s lifetime achievement for writing books that have been popular over a period of time.

Teens’ Top Ten
Selected by teens – sponsored by The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)

The Will Eisner Awards
The Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards are considered the “Oscars” of the comic book industry.  The awards are given out in more than two dozen categories covering the best publications and creators of the previous year.

The Harvey Awards
The Harveys recognize comic book outstanding achievements in over 20 categories.

Rebecca Caudill Young Reader’s Award
The Caudill Award is an Illinois award for outstanding literature for young people.  It  is sponsored by the Illinois Reading Council, the Illinois School Library Media Association, and the Illinois Association of Teachers of English.

Abe Lincoln Award
The Abraham Lincoln Award is awarded annually to the author of the book voted as most outstanding by participating students in grades nine through twelve in Illinois.

Other Review Websites

Flamingnet.com Book Reviews
Students review preteen, teen, and young adult books for you. Who better to tell you if a book is worth reading, than those for whom the book is written. (from the site)

Guys Lit Wire
Multiple reviews cover genres and books with specific appeal to guys.

Young Adult Books in Series and Sequels
From the Bettendorf Public Library

Young Adult Authors
From the DMOZ Open Directory Project

More ALA Recommendations:
Outstanding FictionOutstanding Nonfiction | Outstanding Biography | Outstanding Books for the College Bound | Outstanding Drama | Outstanding Poetry

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