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Book Award Lists

Below is a listing of awards lists featuring suggested reading for middle/high school readers. Each comes with an annotated list of current book selections, with links to the item records online to place them on hold.


LONE STAR READING LIST
Current Annotated List

Recommended reading list for students in grades 6-8 including popular young adult books selected by public and school librarians in Texas.

ALEX AWARDS
Current Alex Award Winners

Given to ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults, ages 12-18, and selected from the previous year's publishing.

CORETTA SCOTT KING AWARDS
Coretta Scott King Award Winners (1970-Present)

Given annually to outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values.

MORRIS AWARDS
Morris Award Winners (2009-Present)

Honors a debut book published by a first-time author writing for teens and celebrating impressive new voices in young adult literature.

PRINTZ AWARDS
Printz Award Winners (2000-Present)

Awarded to a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature.
SpiritOfTexas
SPIRIT OF TEXAS READING PROGRAM - HIGH SCHOOL
Current Annotated List

Recommended reading list developed by public and school librarians to encourage youth in grades 9-12 to explore a variety of quality books from Texas authors and illustrators.
SpiritOfTexas
SPIRIT OF TEXAS READING PROGRAM - MIDDLE SCHOOL
Current Annotated List

Recommended reading list developed by public and school librarians to encourage youth in grades 6-8 to explore a variety of quality books from Texas authors and illustrators.

TEENS' TOP TEN
Current Teens' Top Ten List

A "teen choice" list where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year! Then teens vote online on their favorites and the winners will be announced the week after Teen Read Week.


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Abilene, TX 79601
PH: 325-677-2474


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Abilene, TX 79606
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Abilene, TX 79603
PH: 325-437-7323


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