Pride Month 2023
The Alex Awards
The Alex Awards are given to books written for adults that have special appeal to teens.
Asian Pacific American Award - The Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature is to honor and recognize individual work about Asian/Pacific Americans and their heritage, based on literary and artistic merit.
Beatty Award - Distinguished books that best promote awareness of California and its people.
Coretta Scott King Award (Authors) - The very best books celebrating African American culture and values, by African American authors and/or illustrators.
Coretta Scott King Award (Illustrators) - The very best books celebrating African American culture and values, by African American authors and/or illustrators.
Great Graphic Novels for Teens
Recommended graphic novels and illustrated nonfiction for ages 12-18.
Mike Morgan & Larry Romans/Stonewall Young Adult Literature Award - Honors English-language works of exceptional merit relating to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender experience
Israel Fishman/Stonewall Non-Fiction Award - Honors English-language works of exceptional merit relating to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender experience
Morris Award - Honors books published by first-time authors writing for teens and celebrating impressive new voices in young adult literature.
Non-Fiction Award - Honors the best nonfiction book published for young adults (ages 12-18)
Printz Award - Honors books published by first-time authors writing for teens and celebrating impressive new voices in young adult literature.
Schneider Award - Schneider Family Book Awards honor an author or illustrator for a book that embodies an artistic expression of the disability experience for child and adolescent audiences.
John Steptoe Award for New Talent - Authors: Affirms new talent and offers visibility to excellence in writing and/or illustration.
Sydney Taylor Book Award - Presented annually to outstanding books for teens that authentically portray the Jewish experience. The award encourages the publication and widespread use of quality Judaic literature.
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