TEENS: Inspiring Reads
Author: Sachar, Louis, 1954-
When his wealthy uncle, a champion bridge player who has lost his vision, asks seventeen-year-ol...
Author: Sonnenblick, Jordan.
After an injury ends former star pitcher Peter Friedman's athletic dreams, he concentrates on ph...
Author: Murdock, Catherine Gilbert.
After spending her summer running the family farm and training the quarterback for her school's ...
Author: Crutcher, Chris.
Given the medical diagnosis of one year to live, high school senior Ben Wolf decides to fulfill ...
Author: Paulsen, Gary.
After a plane crash, thirteen-year-old Brian spends fifty-four days in the wilderness, learning ...
Author: Dessen, Sarah.
When she is abandoned by her alcoholic mother, high school senior Ruby winds up living with Cora...
Author: Van Draanen, Wendelin.
When a school bus accident leaves sixteen-year-old Jessica an amputee, she returns to school wit...
Author: McGovern, Cammie.
Born with cerebral palsy, Amy can't walk without a walker, talk without a voice box, or even ful...
Author: Bingham, Kelly L., 1967-
After a shark attack causes the amputation of her right arm, fifteen-year-old Jane, an aspiring ...
Author: Spinelli, Jerry.
In this story about the perils of popularity, the courage of nonconformity, and the thrill of fi...
- 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