Teen Book Awards

 

  • Y.A.L.S.A. Award:
    • For Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults

The Unwanted: Stories of the Syrian Refugees,” written and Illustrated by Don Brown, is the 2019 Excellence winner. The book is published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Vincent and Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers,” written by Deborah Heiligman, is the 2018 Excellence winner. The book is published by Godwin Books/Henry Holt, an imprint of Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group.

 

  • William C. Morris Award:
    • For a debut book published by a first-time author writing for teens:

Darius the Great Is Not Okay,” written by Adib Khorram, is the 2019 Morris Award winner. The book is published by Dial Books, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers a Division of Penguin Random House.

The Hate U Give,” written by Angie Thomas, is the 2018 Morris Award winner. The book is published by Balzer + Bray, an imprint of Harper Collins Publishers.

 

  • Odyssey Award:
    • For best Audio Book produced for children and/or young adults, available in English in the United States

Sadie,” produced by Macmillan Audio from Wednesday Books, an Imprint of St. Martin’s Press, is the 2019 Odyssey Award Winner. The book is written by Courtney Summers and narrated by Rebecca Soler, Fred Berman, Dan Bittner, Gabra Zackman, and more..

“The Hate U Give,” produced by HarperAudio, is the 2018 Odyssey Award Winner. The book is written by Angie Thomas and narrated by Bahni Turpin.

 

  • Margaret A. Edwards Award:
    • For Lifetime Achievement in writing for Young Adults:

The 2019 Winner is M. T. Anderson. His books include: Feed, The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume I: The Pox Party, and The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume II: The Kingdom on the Waves, all published by Candlewick Press.

The 2018 Winner is Angela Johnson. Her books include “Heaven,” “Looking for Red,” “The First Part Last” and “Sweet, Hereafter,” all published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing; “Bird,” published by Puffin Books, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers and “Toning the Sweep,” published by Orchard Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc.

 

  • Michael L. Printz Award:
    • For Excellence in Literature written for Young Adults:

The Poet X,written by Elizabeth Acevedo, is the 2019 Printz Award winner. The book is published by HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.

“We Are Okay,” written by Nina LaCour, is the 2018 Printz Award winner. The book is published by Dutton Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers.

American Library Association: Website for the award winners information.

Y.A.L.S.A: Young Adult Library Service Association