TEENS: Set in Chicago
Author: Cooper, Ilene.
When seventh-grader Bette finds an angel coin she puts it in her pocket and forgets it but soon...
Author: Klise, James, 1967-
When some quirky art donated to a school fundraising effort to help a Pakistani American family...
Author: Goeglein, T. M. (Ted M.)
Sixteen-year-old Chicago preparatory school student Sara Jane Rispoli must unravel a web of com...
Author: Smith, Jennifer E.
High school freshman Ryan Walsh, a Chicago Cubs fan, meets Nick when they both skip school on o...
Author: Springer, Kristina.
While working part-time as a barista in a Chicago coffee bar, high school senior Jane dabbles i...
Author: Zulkey, Claire.
Upon arriving at her dorm room, eighteen-year-old Cecily decides to postpone her freshman year ...
Author: Stella, Leslie.
Being yourself can be such a bad idea. For sixteen-year-old Badi Hessamizadeh, life is a series...
Author: Magoon, Kekla.
In 1968 Chicago, fourteen-year-old Sam Childs is caught in a conflict between his father's nonv...
Author: Gifford, Barry, 1946-
Collects stories centering on a boy named Roy and the people he encounters growing up without a...
Author: Martínez, Jessica.
Just before the most important violin competition of her career, seventeen-year-old prodigy Car...
Author: Green, John, 1977-
When two teens, one gay and one straight, meet accidentally and discover that they share the sa...
Author: Grossman, Nancy, 1956-
Sixteen-year-old Eliza, an Amish girl, goes to work for an "English" family as a nanny to two y...
- 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