- Michael L. Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature – This annual award is for literary excellence.
- Best Fiction for Young Adults – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) division of the American Library Association (ALA) recommends several fiction books each year.
- Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers – YALSA recommends quick, high interest, easy-to-read titles every year for when that book report is due soon and you don’t have much time.
- Alex Awards – Each year, this award is given to 10 books written for adults that have special appeal to teens.
- Margaret A. Edwards Award – This award honors an author, as well as a specific body of their work, for significant and lasting contribution to young adult literature.
- National Book Award for Young People’s Literature – The National Book Foundation picks a favorite each year.
These books feature a variety of different people who collectively give a fuller understanding of the American experience.