Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers

About the Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers
The list is for young adults (ages 12-18) who, for whatever reasons, do not like to read. The purpose of this list is to identify titles for recreational reading, not for curricular or remedial use.

Administered by:

Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) logo

Award and Frequency

This award is given out on an annual basis.


Nominations from authors or publishers for their own titles are not eligible for the list.

Application Instructions


Anyone may nominate an appropriate title. Each nomination must be submitted on an official form. Nomination forms may be obtained from the YALSA website, from the YALSA office, or from the current committee chair. The chair must receive all nominations at least 60 days prior to the first day of the Midwinter Meeting to be considered.

Field nominations require a second from a Quick Picks committee member. Nominations must be submitted on the official form.

The chair informs the committee of field nominations, which will remain active until all nominations are closed. If no committee member seconds the field nomination, the title is dropped from consideration.


Contact Information

Displaying active committee roster as of 04/24/2024. Last retrieved on 04/24/2024. Members can log in and refresh page to view full contact information for committee members.


The list is announnced ALA's Midwinter Meeting, held in January each year.