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YALSA is the Young Adult Library Services Association.  Every year YALSA gives out awards for outstanding books for teens.  If you want to learn more about YALSA or check out all of their award winners, please go to

Michael L. Printz Award (excellence in young adult literature)

  • In Darkness by Nick Lake
  • Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz
  • Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
  • Dodger by Terry Pratchett
  • The White Bicycle by Beverly Brenna

William C. Morris Award (best book by a first-time author writing for teens)

  • Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
  • Wonder Show by Hannah Barnaby
  • Love and Other Perishable Items by Laura Buzo
  • After the Snow by S. D. Crockett
  • The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth

YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Award (best nonfiction written for teens)

  • Bomb: The Race to Build - and Steal - the World's Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin
  • Steve Jobs: The Man Who Thought Differently by Karen Blumenthal
  • Moonbird: A Year on the Wind with the Great Survivor B95 by Phillip Hoose
  • Titanic: Voices from the Disaster by Deborah Hopkinson
  • We've Got a Job: The 1963 Birmingham Children's March by Cynthia Levinson

Teen Events

Mon Jul 28, 2014 @ 9:30AM -
HAL Walking Club
Fri Aug 01, 2014
Robot Building Competition
Wed Aug 06, 2014 @ 6:30PM -
Divergent Party
Sat Aug 09, 2014
Last day to hand in Summer Reading tallies
Thu Aug 14, 2014
Annual Book Sale