The only statewide readers' choice award where books are nominated and voted on by children and teens. See the current year's nominees here. Make sure to vote for your favorite from September 1 to November 10. You can also nominate books for next year!
Check out these lists of books that are set in a non-Western world, are inspired by a non-Western world, and/or feature a main character who is non-white, LGBTQ+, and/or disabled. You can also find book recs on their tumblr.
If you're looking for a peer's perspective on books, look no further! DOGObooks is a website based on kids reviewing books for their fellow tweens and teens.
Love comics, manga, and anime? Indulge your inner geek with this site's great graphic novel and anime reviews and recommendations.
A searchable database of queer titles for teens; just click on "Find Books" on the top menu bar to get started, or try their "Best of Lists" or "Resources".
Get LGBTQIAP+ book recommendations for youth and YA books.
The American Library Association's top ten book list picked solely by teens.
YALSA Teen Book Finder Database
Looking for a high-quality read? This database provides access to all of YALSA's annual selected book and media lists, award winners, and honorees. If you want to access it on your phone, you can do so with the app, which offers cool features like a "Find It!" button that shows users where to find the book in a nearby library; a Favorites button, which allows users to create an individualized booklist; and the ability to share books from the Teen Book Finder on Twitter and Facebook. Not a fan of the database's setup? You can also look at YALSA's book and media lists on this webpage.
Check out this site to see some YA book suggestions based on your Hogwarts House.
Still looking for something to read? Please ask a librarian! We're happy to talk books with you.