NC Young Adult Book Award Ballot Features titles that are suggested by students and media coordinators from North Carolina. Titles are voted on in March with winners announced in April.

    teens topten YALSA Teens Top Ten:  The Teens' Top Ten is a "teen choice" list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year!

    Young Adult Library Services Association: "Honors the best teen literature each year with it six literary awards."

    bram stoker award  

    Bram Stoker Awards®:  From The Horror Writers Association, yearly award for "superior achievement" in horror and dark fantasy writing.

     Coretta Scott King Award Coretta Scott King Award:  "Given annually to outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values."

     Edgar Award

    The Edgar® Awards: Mystery Writers of America.“Each spring, MWA presents the Edgar®Awards, widely acknowledged to be the most prestigious awards in the genre.”
    goodreads choice awards

    Choice Awards by Category

    Goodreads Choice Awards: Best Young Adult Fiction Awards

    Goodreads Choice Awards: Best Young Adult Fantasy & Science Fiction Awards

    Harvey Awards

    Harvey Awards:  "The Harvey Awards are one of the comic industry’s oldest and most prestigious awards. Spotlighting comic books, graphic novels, manga and more." 

    hugo award

    The Hugo Awards: "Science fiction's most prestigious award. The Hugo Awards are selected by a vote of the memebers of the World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon)."

    national book award

    National Book Awards:  "Celebrates the best of American literature in four categories: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Young People’s Literature."

     Nebula award Nebula Award: Presented by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. Includes awards for best novel, novella, Andrew Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy and more.

     Newbery Award

     The Newbery Award:  Association for Library Service to Children. Given“to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.
      Pura Belpré award

    Pura Belpré Award:  "presented annually to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth." From ALSC, ALA, and REFORMA

    stonewall book award

    Stonewall Book Award:  "The first and most enduring award for LGBTQIA+ books is the Stonewall Book Awards, sponsored by the American Library Association's Rainbow Round Table."
       Updated 10/21/2021. 



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