Arkansas Teen Book Award & Book Lists
Teens can submit their vote through August 31st
2018 Winners: Scythe by Neal Shusterman and If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo
2018 Runners Up: Frozen Charlotte by Alex Bell, The Plot to Kill Hitler by Patricia McCormick, The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner, and My Name is Not Friday by Jon Walter
Arkansas Teen Book Award
2019-2020 Reading List
(Vote will be held October 31, 2020)
Arkansas Teen Book Award
2019-2020 Voting List
Level 1 Grades 7-9
Hey Kiddo by Jarrett Krosockza
I am Still Alive by Kate Alice Marshall
Sadie by Courtney Summers
Illegal by Eoin Colfer
The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
Level 2 Grades 10-12
The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson
On the Come Up by Angie Thomas
Darius the Great is Not Okay by Adib Khorram
American Library Association's Young Adult Library Services Association 2020 Teens’ Top Ten Voting Open
Voting for YALSA's 2020 Teens’ Top Ten is open through October 15. Teens can vote for up to three of their favorite titles. The “top ten” titles with the most votes will be named the official 2020 Teens’ Top Ten titles. Watch the nominees' video and vote here!
Registration Open for YALSA’s 2020 Virtual YA Services Symposium
Early bird registration for YALSA’s 2020 Virtual YA Services Symposium, which takes place November 6-8, is open now through September 15. The theme for this year’s symposium is Biggest Little Spaces: How Libraries Serve the Expanding Worlds of Teens. New this year to the Symposium for no additional charge, attend the Edwards Luncheon, which will be held on Saturday, November 7.
• Access to recordings of all sessions for one-year post event
• Friday: Evening opening session
• Saturday: Programs, author “breakfast” and “luncheon” events
• Sunday: Programs, author “breakfast” event and closing session
Registration is open to anyone with an interest in young adult services and literature. Additional programs such as Friday pre-conferences can be added to registration for additional fees. View the list of programs and participating authors.
YALSA Virtual Book Award Celebration Recordings
In June, ALA celebrated its book awards through an all-day virtual event, The ALA Book Award Celebrations. Among those celebrated were YALSA's Odyssey and Printz Award. If you weren't able to attend the celebrations live, view the recordings on the ALA YouTube channel. Be sure to also check out the Alex Awards Celebration that also took place in June.
Book Awards Suggestion Forms
Did you know you can suggest titles to be considered a nominee for our book awards? If you’ve read a recent title that you think would be a good fit, please submit them via the appropriate form below.