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young adult

Young-adult-fiction awards

Young-adult-fiction awards recognize outstanding works of fiction for adolescents.

Awards with a young-adult theme

Michael L. Printz Award

Since 1930, the ALA has put out an annual list of Best Books for Young Adults, which is created by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of ALA. YALSA also annually gives the Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in young-adult literature.

Margaret A. Edwards Award

Each year YALSA and School Library Journal also recognize an author for his/her lifetime contributions to popular young-adult literature with the Margaret A. Edwards Award. Past winners are S.E. Hinton (1988; no award 1989), Richard Peck (1990), Robert Cormier (1991), Lois Duncan (1992), M.E. Kerr (1993), Walter Dean Myers (1994), Cynthia Voigt (1995), Judy Blume (1996), Gary Paulsen (1997), Madeleine L'Engle (1998), Anne McCaffrey (1999), Chris Crutcher (2000), Robert Lipsyte (2001), Paul Zindel (2002), Nancy Garden (2003), Ursula K. Le Guin (2004), Francesca Lia Block (2005), Jacqueline Woodson (2006) and Lois Lowry, 2007.

William C. Morris YA Debut Award

Will be given annually to a previously unpublished author “who has made a strong literary debut in writing for young adult readers”, beginning in January 2009.

Boston Globe-Horn Book Award

The Boston Globe-Horn Book Award is among the most prestigious honors in the United States in the field of children’s and young adult literature. Awards are given in the categories Picture Book, Fiction and Poetry, and Nonfiction.

Literary awards with a young-adult category

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