Find great recommended books from YALSA's (Young Adult Library Services Association) award, book, and media lists! Search 4,000+ books, audiobooks, and films from YALSA's book awards and book lists.
**While these books have been selected for teens from 12 to 18 years of age, the award-winning titles and the titles on YALSA's selected lists span a broad range of reading and maturity levels. We encourage adults to take an active role in helping individual teens choose those books that are the best fit for them and their families.
Award-winning, nationally-recognized children’s and young adult authors and illustrators are coming to Charlotte in November – and you are invited!
Another school year is drawing to an end, and summer break will be here before you know it! The next days will be filled with studying, final exams, end of year projects, field trips and preparation for summer camps and vacations. Charlotte Mecklenburg Library is here to help students survive and thrive!
Love is in the air, with Valentine's Day just around the corner. Why not fall in love with a new Young Adult book as well? This list of books contains love stories with protagonists, who may not even be interested in finding love, finding them swept off their feet in a charming romance. If you are in the mushy mood, here are a sample of books to delight your heart!
If you have got a geeky side and love a heart-warming romance, this list was made for you! These nerdy teen books will not only capture charming relationships, but also coming of age stories of people who are learning to get out of their comfort zone. Here are some recommendations that will make your inner nerd squee with delight!
It’s getting closer to the end of October, and even though the temperature is not much cooler, it’s time to start thinking about your costume and all the candy you will devour for Halloween! Here is a list of spooky reads that will warm your ghoulish heart and get you into the spooky spirit. These young adult books will surely make the werewolf within you howl with glee!
You know that feeling when you have read something amazing but you have no idea what to read after? Will it be as good? Is there anything else like it? And also...how can I find anything else like it?
Summer is coming to a close, and it is time for some teens to return to high school. Going back to school can be an exciting new adventure. Enjoy these Young Adult books and graphic novels that involve high-schoolers having different kinds of experiences.