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.
Get out your wands and your spell books because these books are downright magical!
Conventions are fun, unique experiences and great for meeting people who love the same things you do. Make sure to come to Charlotte Mecklenburg's very own convention, ImagiCon, at Main Library on July 21, 2018! And check out these teen reads about the fan convention experience.
It MAY not be summer just yet, but the end of the school year is just around the corner and sport of summer is in full swing. In honor of “America’s Favorite Pastime,” check out these young adult non-fiction books about the greats of baseball and be on the lookout next month for a selection of baseball-themed fiction.
With Black Panther still thriving at the box office, Infinity War, Deadpool, and Ant-Man and Wasp premiering soon, plus Aquaman later in the year, 2018 looks to be filled to the brim with comic-inspired movies. Still, what to do to fill the gaps in between?
Spring break is right around the corner, so what better time to read about some road trip travelling? When you are riding in the car for a long time, these books about travel and adventure will be right in your lane. Driving? Be sure to check out some of our audiobooks to listen to while you hit the road! And if you are staying home, these books are a great escape to the open road. Be sure to check out some of these young adult novels that are sure to be quite an adventure.
Dana Eure, the Library's Associate Director of Lifelong Learning, made a guest appearance on WCNC's "Charlotte Today" on Thursday, March 8, 2018, and shared five books that are being made into movies and released in 2018.
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!
Want to know what the best new Young Adult book was in 2017? Recently, YALSA (the Young Adult Library Association) released their list of the BFYA (Best of the Year for Young Adult) Nominations. This extensive list provides books that are notable works of young adult literature, selected by a YALSA committee, for the past year. If you are looking for a new book to read, look no further
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!