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2016 Teens' Top Ten Announced!

The Teens' Top Ten is a "teen choice" list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year! Nominators are members of teen book groups in fifteen school and public libraries around the country.

See all the Teens' Top Ten books, plus titles from YALSA's other awards and booklists, in the Teen Book Finder App.

  1. Alive by Chandler Baker. Disney/Hyperion.
  2. All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven. Random House/Alfred A. Knopf.
  3. The Game of Love and Death by Martha Brockenbrough. Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine Books.
  4. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo. Macmillan/Henry Holt & Co.
  5. Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon. Random House/Delacorte Press.
  6. Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone. Disney/Hyperion.
  7. The Novice: Summoner: Book One by Taran Matharu. Macmillan/Feiwel & Friends.
  8. Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff.  Random House/Alfred A. Knopf.
  9. When by Victoria Laurie. Disney/Hyperion.
  10. Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls. By Lynn Weingarten. Simon & Schuster/Simon Pulse.


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The Compound
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Thirteen Days to Midnight
Forgive My Fins
Tear You Apart
Where She Went
Video for Change: A How-To Guide on Using Video in Advocacy and Activism
Girl, Stolen
Love Is the Drug
The Green Glass Sea
The Porcupine of Truth
Another Day
Station Eleven
All American Boys
Sarah's Key
The Caged Graves
100 Sideways Miles
Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness

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2016 Michael L. Printz - YA Best Books
An award for a book that exemplifies literary excellence in Young Adult Literature

2016 Winner

Bone Gap by Laura RubyBone Gap  By Laura Ruby

Eighteen-year-old Finn, an outsider in his quiet Midwestern town, is the only witness to the abduction of town favorite Roza, but his inability to distinguish between faces makes it difficult for him to help with the investigation, and subjects him to even more ridicule and bullying.



2016 Honor Books

Ghosts of Heaven by SedgwickGhosts of Heaven
By Marcus Sedgwick

Sedgwick connects four seemingly disparate stories, each of which feature a character haunted by the ever-present shape of a spiral. Spanning time, space, and genre, each story raises powerful questions about human nature.

Out of Darkness by PĂ©rezThe Carnival at Bray
By Ashley Hope Pérez

In 1937 East Texas, Mexican American Naomi and African American Wash begin a bittersweet romance. Perez’s beautifully crafted novel is a moving portrayal of both powerful love and a period marked by oppressive, destructive racism.


2016 Teen Book Alex Award Winners: 
The Alex Awards are given to 10 books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults, ages 12-18. The winning titles are selected from the previous year's publishing.

All Involved  Between the World & Me  Bones & All  Futuristic Violence & Fancy Suits  Girl at War

Half the World  Humans of New York Stories  Sacred Heart  Undocumented  Unraveling of Mercy Louis

  • All Involved by Ryan Gattis
    Los Angeles, 1992: in the chaos of a rioting city, between settling scores and surviving another day, 18 young men and women—gangbangers, a nurse, an artist, a dreamer—give intense and sometimes brutal voice to their complex human experiences.
  • Between the World and Me
    Coates writes to his 15-year-old son about the inborn hazards of being black in America and his own intellectual, political and emotional confrontation with the need to live fully, even in the face of racialist culture.
  • Bones & All
    Sixteen-year-old Maren literally eats the ones who love her, bones and all. When her mother abandons her, Maren sets out to find the father she has never met, hoping he can help her understand why she is a monster.
  • Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits
    Zoey never had much ambition beyond being a barista, but when her father leaves her in control of the lawless city of Tabula Ra$a, she goes from steaming milk to slaying supervillains.
  • Girl at War
    Ana's early life was ravaged by the 1991 Balkan wars. Now a college student, Ana relives her war and its consequences as she unravels the mystery of herself and the meaning of home.
  • Half the World
    A bloodthirsty girl and a reluctant warrior are recruited by a cunning minister for a mission that will either save or doom their kingdom.
  • Humans of New York: Stories
    In pictures and interviews that captivate, puzzle and reveal, photojournalist Brandon Stanton collects an immeasurable range of human emotions and perspectives. The photos draw us in and their subjects’ words leave us wondering and cheering at the variety of humanity.
  • Sacred Heart
    Adults have disappeared, and Ben Schiller is trying to keep things together until their return in this unsettling graphic novel. A series of mysterious deaths may be a sign of impending doom for Alexandria’s troubled kids.
  • Undocumented
    Overstaying his visa in the U.S. before he was in kindergarten, Padilla Peralta joined other young DREAM Act scholars to erase his illegal status. His humor, wisdom, success and very American boyhood smash anti-immigration stereotypes.
  • The Unraveling of Mercy Louis
    Mercy, a high school basketball star, lives under the thumb of her grandmother, a fierce believer in Y2K as the apocalypse. The year 1999 alters Mercy’s life in a small Texas refinery town and gives her a future beyond it.   


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