YALSA 2020 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers

Did you miss YALSA’s announcing their pick for 2020 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers?

“The Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers list identifies titles aimed at encouraging reading among teens who dislike to read for whatever reason. The list selects both fiction and nonfiction.  Select a link below to view the full annotated Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers lists.” (Source)

Check out the books that made the list below.

  • 10 Blind Dates by Ashley Elston
  • Belly Up by Eva Darrows
  • The Haunted by Danielle Vega
  • Heroine by Mindy McGinnis
  • Kiss Number 8 by Colleen AF Venable

  • Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell. Art by Faith Erin Hicks
  • Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen McManus
  • The Unfortunates by Kim Liggett
  • UNpregnant by Jenni Hendriks and Ted Caplan
  • We Are Displaced: My Journey and Stories From Refugee Girls Around the World by Malala Yousafzai

 

You can also visit YALSA’s official list here.

Want to check out all of the nominees? Click here.

Want to show them off in your library? Click here to print the infographic below.

YALSA 2020 Great Graphic Novels for Teens Top Ten

Did you miss YALSA’s announcing their pick for the 2020 Great Graphic Novels for Teens Top Ten?

“Great Graphic Novels for Teens is a list of recommended graphic novels and illustrated nonfiction for those ages 12-18, prepared yearly by YALSA.” (Source)

Check out the books that made the list below.

  • Bloom. By Kevin Panetta. Art by Savanna Ganucheau.
  • Cosmoknights: Book One. By Hannah Templer. Art by the author.
  • I Was Their American Dream: a Graphic Memoir. By Malaka Gharib. Art by the author. Clarkson Potter.
  • Kiss Number 8. By Colleen AF Venable. Art by Ellen T. Crenshaw.
  • Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me. By Mariko Tamaki. Art by Rosemary Valero-O’Connell.

  • The Life of Frederick Douglass: A Graphic Narrative of a Slave’s Journey from Bondage to Freedom. By David F. Walker. Art by Damon Smyth, Marissa Louise.
  • Pumpkinheads. By Rainbow Rowell. Art by Faith Erin Hicks.
  • Simon & Louise. By Max de Radiguès. Art by the author.
  • They Called Us Enemy. By George Takei and Justin Eisinger. Art by Harmony Becker.
  • Witch Hat Atelier. (Volumes 1-3) By Kamome Shirahama. Art by the author.

You can also visit YALSA’s official list here.

Want to check out all of the nominees? Click here.

Want to show them off in your library? Click here to print the infographic below.

YALSA 2020 Top Ten Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults

Did you miss YALSA’s announcing their pick for 2020 Top Ten Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults?

“Each year, YALSA’s Amazing Audiobooks Blogging Team selects and annotates an annual list of notable audio recordings significant to young adults from those released in the past two years. The name of the list became Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults with the 2009 list and was previously known as Selected Audiobooks for Young Adults.” (Source)

Check out the books that made the list below.

  • Becoming by Michelle Obama, read by Michelle Obama.
  • Dig by A.S. King, read by A.S. King, Mike Chamberlain, Tonya Cornelisse and Kirby Heyborne.
  • The Fountains of Silence by Ruta Sepetys, read by Maite Jáuregui, with Richard Ferrone, Neil Hellegers, Joshua Kane, Liza Kaplan, and Oliver Wyman.
  • Heroine by Mindy McGinnis, read by Brittany Pressley.
  • Hey Kiddo by Jarrett J. Krosoczka, read by Jarrett J. Krosoczka, Jeanne Birdsall, Richard Ferrone, and Jenna Lamia.

  • Internment by Samira Ahmed, read by Soneela Nankani.
  • Let Me Hear a Rhyme by Tiffany D. Jackson, read by Adenrele Ojo, Korey Jackson, Adam Lazarre-White, and Nile Bullock.
  • On the Come Up by Angie Thomas, read by Bahni Turpin.
  • Shout by Laurie Halse Anderson, read by Laurie Halse Anderson.
  • With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo, read by Elizabeth Acevedo.

You can also visit YALSA’s official list here.

Want to check out all of the nominees? Click here.

Want to show them off in your library? Click here to print the infographic below.

YALSA 2019 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers

Did you miss YALSA’s announcing their pick for 2019 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers?

The Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers list identifies titles aimed at encouraging reading among teens who dislike to read for whatever reason. The list selects both fiction and nonfiction.  Select a link below to view the full annotated Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers lists. (Source)

 

  • Acevedo, ElizabethThe Poet X. HarperTEEN/ HarperCollins. 2018. $17.99. ISBN: 9780062662804. 
  • Anderson, Laurie Halse and Emily Carroll (Illustrator)Speak: The Graphic Novel. Macmillan/ Farrar, Straus and Giroux Books for Young Readers. Illus. 2018. $19.99. ISBN: 978-0374300289. 
  • Greenwald, Tommy. Game Changer. ABRAMS/ Amulet Books. 2018. $16.99. ISBN: 978-1419731433. 
  • Krosoczka, Jarrett. Hey Kiddo: How I Lost My Mother, Found My Father, and Dealt with Family Addiction. Scholastic Press/ Graphix. 2018. $24.99. ISBN: 978-0545902472. 
  • McNeil, Gretchen#MurderTrending. Disney Book Group/ Freeform Books. 2018. $17.99. ISBN: 978-1368010023. 

 

  • Reynolds, Jason. Track series (Sunny [vol. 3] and Lu [vol. 4]). Simon and Schuster/ Atheneum/ Caitlin Dlouhy Books. 2018. $16.99. ISBN: 978-1481450218 (Sunny) and 978-1481450249 (Lu). 
  • Saeed, AishaAmal Unbound. Penguin Random House/ Nancy Paulsen Books. 2018. $17.99. ISBN: 978-0399544682. 
  • Stiefel, Chana. Animal Zombies!: And Other Blood-Sucking Beasts, Creepy Creatures, and Real-Life Monsters. National Geographic/ NatGeo Kids. 2018. $14.99. ISBN: 978-1426331497. 
  • Summers, CourtneySadie. Macmillan/ St. Martin’s Press/ Wednesday Books. 2018. $17.99. ISBN: 978-1250105714. 
  • Wang, JenThe Prince and the Dressmaker. Macmillan/ Roaring Brook Press/ First Second. 2018. $24.99. ISBN: 978-1626723634. 

 

You can also visit YALSA’s official list here.

Want to check out all of the nominees? Click here.

Want to show them off in your library? Click here to print the info graphic below.

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YALSA 2019 Great Graphic Novels for Teens Top Ten

Did you miss YALSA’s announcing their pick for the 2019 Great Graphic Novels for Teens Top Ten?

Great Graphic Novels for Teens is a list of recommended graphic novels and illustrated nonfiction for those ages 12-18, prepared yearly by YALSA. (Source)

Check out the books that made the list below.

  • Anne Frank’s Diary: The Graphic Adaptation. By Anne Frank and Ari Folman. Illus. by David Polonsky. 2018. Pantheon, $24.95 (9781101871799). 
  • Crush. By Svetlana Chmakova. Illus. by the author. 2018. JY, $11.00 (9780316363242). 
  • Hey, Kiddo: How I Lost My Mother, Found My Father, and Dealt With Family Addiction. By Jarrett Krosoczka. Illus. by the author. 2018. Graphix, $24.99 (9780545902472). 
  • Illegal. By Eoin Colfer and Andrew Donkin. Illus. by Giovanni Rigano. 2018. Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, $20.00 (9781492662143). 
  • My Brother’s Husband, Volume 2. By Gengoroh Tagame. Illus. by the author. 2018. Pantheon Books, $24.95 (9781101871539). 
  • On a Sunbeam. By Tillie Walden. Illus. by the author. 2018. First Second, $32.99 (9781250178145). 
  • Royal City, Volume 2: Sonic Youth. By Jeff Lemire. Illus. by the author. 2018. Image Comics, $16.99 (9781534305526). 
  • Royal City, Volume 3: We All Float On. By Jeff Lemire. Illus. by the author. 2018. Image Comics, $16.99 (9781534308497). 
  • Silver Spoon. By Hiromu Arakawa. Illus. by the author. 2018.Yen Press, $15.00
    • v.1. (9780316416191).
    • v.2. (9781975326197).
    • v.3. (9781975327460).
    • v.4. (9781975327590).
  • Speak: The Graphic Novel. By Laurie Halse Anderson. Illus. by Emily Carroll. 2018. Farrar Straus Giroux, $19.99 (9780374300289). 
  • The Unwanted: Stories of the Syrian Refugees. By Don Brown. Illus. by the author. 2018. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $18.99 (9781328810151). 

You can also visit YALSA’s official list here.

Want to check out all of the nominees? Click here.

Want to show them off in your library? Click here to print the info graphic below.

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YALSA 2019 Top Ten Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults

Did you miss YALSA’s announcing their pick for 2019 Top Ten Best Fiction?

Each year, YALSA’s Amazing Audiobooks Blogging Team selects and annotates an annual list of notable audio recordings significant to young adults from those released in the past two years. The name of the list became Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults with the 2009 list and was previously known as Selected Audiobooks for Young Adults. (Source)

Check out the books that made the list below.

  • Akata Witcby Nnedi Okorafor, read by Yetide Badaki. Tantor Audio, 2018. 8 hours and 49 minutes; 7 discs. 978-1-9773-0242-7
  • Educated by Tara Westover, read by Julia Whelan. Random House, 2018. 12 hours, 10 minutes. 978-0-5255-2805-0. 
  • I Have Lost My Way by Gayle Forman, read by Nicole Lewis, Michael Crouch, and Sunil Malhotra. Listening Library, 2018. 7 hours, 29 minutes; 6 discs. 978-0-5256-3626-7.
  • Lu by Jason Reynolds, read by Guy Lockard. Simon & Schuster Audio, 2018. 4 hours, 50 minutes; 4 discs. 978-1508263463. 
  • Quidditch Through the Ages by J.K. Rowling and Kennilworthy Whisp, read by Andrew Lincoln. Pottermore, 2018. 3 hours, 10 minutes. 978-1-7811-0990-8. 
  • Sadie by Courtney Summers, read by Rebecca Soler, Fred Berman, Dan Bittner, Gabra Zackman, and a Full Cast. Macmillan Audio, 2018. 7 hours, 57 minutes. 978-1-2502-1821-6. 
  • Sunny by Jason Reynolds, read by Guy Lockard. Simon & Schuster Audio, 2018. 3 hours 7 minutes. 978-1-5082-6347-0. 
  • The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge by MT Anderson and Eugene Yelchin, read by Gildart Jackson. Dreamscape Media, 2018. 5 hours, 25 minutes. 9781974930388. 
  • The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo, read by Elizabeth Acevedo. HarperAudio, 2018.  3 hours, 30 minutes. 978-1-5385-0023-1. 
  • Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman, read by Greg Trembley. Audible Studios on Brilliance, 2018. 13 hours, 2 minutes; MP3 CD. 978-1-9786-1430-6.

If available, titles are links to Nassau Digital Doorway record for audio version.

You can also visit YALSA’s official list here.

Want to check out all of the nominees? Click here.

Want to show them off in your library? Click here to print the info graphic below.

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YALSA 2019 Top Ten Best Fiction

Did you miss YALSA’s announcing their pick for 2019 Top Ten Best Fiction?

“YALSA’s Best Fiction for Young Adults Committee presents fiction titles published for young adults in the past 16 months that are recommended reading for ages 12 to 18.” (Source)

This list is put together by adults and is not to be confused with the Teens Top Ten which is voted on by Teens. Those nominees will be announced during National Library Week with the winners announced during Teen Read week.

Check out the books that made the list below.

 

 

 

 

All book titles link to book’s catalog record where you can find out more about the book and it’s availability. 

You can also visit YALSA’s official list here.

Want to check out all of the nominees? Click here.

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YALSA 2019 Top Ten Best Fiction