The list of awards below was originally published in Children and Libraries (Vol. 13, no. 3/Fall 2015). The issue's theme was diversity. The list contains a sampling of book awards and recommended reading lists that highlight high-quality literature for young people about diverse peoples and triumphs of the human spirit.
American Library Association (ALA)
Focus: ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults (ages 12 through 18).
Focus: the best nonfiction book published for young adults (ages 12-18).
Focus: recommended reading for ages 12 to 18.
Focus: a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature.
American Indian Youth Literature Award
American Indian Library Association
Focus: writing and illustrations by and about American Indians.
Jane Addams Children's Book Awards
Jane Addams Peace Association
Focus: books that effectively promote the cause of peace, social justice, world community, and equality.
Middle East Outreach Council
Focus: books for children and young adults that contribute meaningfully to understanding of the Middle East.