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Lists and Suggestions

What does the library have for teens? What’s the difference between fiction and nonfiction? What’s the meaning of life? All these questions (well, maybe not that last one…) can be answered here:

If You Like…

A Love Story
Adult Books for Teens
Aliens and UFO’s
Back to School Fiction
Christian Fiction
Foodie Books for Teens
Football Fiction
Funny Reads
GLBTQ Fiction
Go Green: Environmental Reads
Guys Reads
If You Like Glee…
If You Liked Perfect Chemistry
If You Like Pretty Little Liars…
If You Like The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
If You Like Twilight
Memoirs and Autobiographies
Multicultural Reads
Paranormal Romance
Realistic Fiction
Steampunk Fiction
Stories in Verse
Summer Romance
Unreliable Narrators
Urban Fantasy
Wolf and Werewolves Reads
World Gone Wrong: Dystopian Fiction
Zombie Fiction


Abraham Lincoln Award

Awarded annually to the author of the book voted as most outstanding by Illinois high school students

Alex Award

Adult books that appeal to teen readers

Best Books for Young Adults (BBYA)

Best teen books selected from the previous year

Coretta Scott King Award

Outstandingly inspirational books that promote understanding and appreciation of the culture of all people

Excellence in Nonfiction

Honors the best nonfiction book of the year written for teens

Rainbow Book List: GLBTQ Books for Children & Teens

Children’s/Young Adult LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) nominees

Michael L. Printz Award

Honoring excellence in books for teens

Pura Belpre Award

Celebrating the Latino cultural experience

Rebecca Caudill Award

An Illinois award for outstanding literature for young people

William C. Morris YA Debut Award

Honors the best novels of the year by a debut author writing for teens

YALSA Book Awards and Booklists

The American Library Association’s Young Adult Library Services Association presents annual awards and puts out annual lists for various types of genres and materials