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- YALSA's Michael L. Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature
The Michael L. Printz Award honors the best book written for young adults each year. Find more information on Printz, including past winners, biographical information on Michael L. Printz, policies and procedures, and how to nominate a title.
- YALSA's Margaret A. Edwards Award
The Margaret A. Edwards Award, sponsored by School Library Journal, honors an author and specific works by that author for lifetime contribution to young adult literature. Find more information on the Edwards Award, including previous winners, biographical information on Margaret A. Edwards, policies and procedures, and how to nominate an author and title.
- YALSA's Alex Awards
The Alex Awards are given to 10 adult books with special appeal to young adults. Find more information on the award, including past winners, policies and procedures and how to nominate a title.
Awards and Honors
- Caldecott Medal
- Coretta Scott King Book Awards
Given to African American authors and illustrator, the Coretta Scott King Book Award recipients promote understanding and appreciation of the culture of all peoples.
- Newbery Medal
Awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, this award is given to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.
The Pura Belpré Award is presented every two years to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays the Latino experience in an outstanding work of literature for young people. This list highlights winners from 1996 to the present.
Database of Award Winning Children's Literature
For a comprehensive list use the Database of Award-Winning Children's Literature. The DAWCL has almost 7,000 records from 50 awards across five English-speaking countries (United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom).
Young Hoosier Book Award
Hosted by the Indiana Library Federation. Winners are chosen by elementary and middle school students across the state of Indiana.