Excellence in Young Adult Literature
Look for copies of these titles in the Teen Fiction Collection. Copies may also be available in audiobook, ebook and downloadable audio formats. Check the Library catalog for complete holdings.
2013 Winner: In Darkness  by Nick Lake
In the aftermath of the Haitian earthquake, fifteen-year-old Shorty, a poor gang member from the slums of Site Soleil, is trapped in the rubble of a ruined hospital, and as he grows weaker he has visions and memories of his life of violence, his lost twin sister, and of Toussaint L'Ouverture, who liberated Haiti from French rule in the 1804.
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe  by Benjamin Alire Sáenz,
Code Name Verity  by Elizabeth Wein
Dodger  by Terry Pratchett
The White Bicycle  by Beverley Brenna
2012 Winner: Where Things Come Back  by John Corey Whaley
2011 Winner: Ship Breaker  by Paolo Bacigalupi*
2010 Winner: Going Bovine  by Libba Bray*
2009 Winner: Jellicoe Road  by Melina Marchetta
2008 Winner: The White Darkness  by Geraldine McCaughrean
2007 Winner: American Born Chinese  by Gene Luen Yang
2006 Winner: Looking for Alaska  by John Green
2005 Winner: how i live now by Meg Rosoff
2004 Winner: The First Part Last  by Angela Johnson
2003 Winner: Postcards from No Man’s Land  by Aidan Chamber
2002 Winner: A Step From Heaven  by An Na
2001 Winner: Kit’s Wilderness  by David Almond (Y Fiction)
2000 Winner: Monster  by Walter Dean Myers
*These titles are part of our new Teen Book Club Kit Collection. Kits contain multiple copies of each title, and audiobook version plus discussion questions and other information to help teens get talking about books.