Young Adult Library Services Association

Marsh and Austin win 2017 Baker & Taylor Collection Development Grants

CHICAGO — Katelyn Marsh and Jeanie Austin were chosen as the recipients of the 2017 Baker & Taylor Collection Development Grant, administered by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA).

2017 Teen Tech Week Grant Recipients announced

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association, a division of the American Library Association, has announced the recipients of its 2017 Teen Tech Week Grant.

Grant recipients will each receive $1,000 to fund activities aimed at helping teens build the digital literacy skills they need to make a positive change in their life and community.

The recipients are as follows:

Evans wins 2017 Frances Henne/YALSA/VOYA Research Grant

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) awarded the 2017 Frances Henne/YALSA/VOYA Research Grant to Sarah Evans. This $1,000 grant will provide seed money for her research project, “We Need Diverse Voices: Multicultural Adolescents Critically Analyzing Multicultural Picture Books.”

YALSA names 2017 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adults

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced its 2017 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers list.

YALSA names 2017 Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced its 2017 Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults list.  

The list, drawn from 126 official nominations, is presented annually at the ALA Midwinter Meeting. The complete list of 70 titles, including annotations, can be found at http://www.ala.org/yalsa/popular-paperbacks-young-adults.

YALSA names 2017 Great Graphic Novels for Teens

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced its 2017 Great Graphic Novels for Teens list.

YALSA names 2017 Best Fiction for Young Adults

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced its 2017 Best Fiction for Young Adults list.

The list of 63 titles, drawn from 121 official nominations, is presented annually at the ALA Midwinter Meeting. The full list can be viewed at www.ala.org/yalsa/best-fiction-young-adults.

YALSA names 2017 Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced its 2017 Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults list.

American Library Association announces 2017 youth media award winners

ATLANTA - The American Library Association (ALA) today announced the top books, video and audio books for children and young adults – including the Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Newbery and Printz awards – at its Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia.

A list of all the 2017 award winners follows:

John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children's literature:

'March: Book Three' wins 2017 Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Award

ATLANTA– “March: Book Three” created by John Lewis Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell, published by Top Shelf Productions, an imprint of IDW Publishing, has been named the 2017 winner of the YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Award, the first national award that honors the best nonfiction books for teens. The award was presented today by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) at the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits held Jan. 20 - 24, in Atlanta, Georgia.

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