Action Council of Teens

TAC SalenaSelena attended enough A.C.T. meetings last year to win an award of appreciation from the La Mesa Branch Library.  Thanks to Selena to all of her help for making the library a better place for teens.




Below is a list of books for teens that have won an award. Click on the title to request one.




Michael L. Printz Award – Given to the best teen book.

okayWe Are Okay by Nina LaCour

Printz Honor Books

long wayLong Way Down by Jason Reynolds U giveHate U Give by Angie Thomas strangeStrange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor vincentVincent and Theo by Deborah Heiligman


Alex Award – Given to 10 books written for adults that have teen appeal.

queenQueen of Blooc by Durst officeRegional Office is Under Attack! by Gonzales countryIn the Country We Love by  Guerrero buffering

Buffering by Hart

arenaArena by Jennings
everyEvery Heart a Doorway by McGuire romeoRomeo and/or Juliet by North dieDie Young With Me by Rufus waspWasp That Brainwashed the Caterpillar by Simon lifeInvisible Life of Ivan Isaenko by Stambach


Edgar Allen Poe Award – Given for outstanding mystery, crime, and suspense writing.

downLong Way Down by Jason Reynolds


Margaret A. Edwards Award – honors an author for their lifetime achievement in writing books popular with teens.


Angela Johnson


Mildred L. Batchelder Award – given for a book originally published in a foreign country.


Murderer’s Ape by Jakob Wegelius


Andre Norton Award – Given for the best science fiction or fantasy.


Arabella of Mars by David Levine


RITA Award – Given for the best romance.


Problem With Forever by Jennifer Armentrout


YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction – honors the best nonfiction book published for young adults.

vincentVincent and Theo by John Lewis


Will Eisner Comic Industry Award Winners

Best Publication for Teens – SuperMutant Magic Academy by Jillian Tamaki

Best Graphic Album Reprint – Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

Best Cover Artist – David Aja, Hawkeye



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