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The Alex Awards

The Alex Awards are given to books written for adults that have special appeal to teens.
 

Asian Pacific American Award 

The Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature is to honor and recognize individual work about Asian/Pacific Americans and their heritage, based on literary and artistic merit.
 

Beatty Award 

Distinguished books that best promote awareness of California and its people.
 

Coretta Scott King Award (Authors)

The very best books celebrating African American culture and values, by African American authors and/or illustrators.
 

Coretta Scott King Award (Illustrators)

The very best books celebrating African American culture and values, by African American authors and/or illustrators.
 

Great Graphic Novels for Teens

Recommended graphic novels and illustrated nonfiction for ages 12-18.
 

Mike Morgan & Larry Romans/Stonewall Literature Award

Honors English-language works of exceptional merit relating to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender experience
 

Isreal Fishman/Stonewall Non-Fiction Award

Honors English-language works of exceptional merit relating to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender experience
 

Morris Award

Honors books published by first-time authors writing for teens and celebrating impressive new voices in young adult literature.
 

Non-Fiction Award

Honors the best nonfiction book published for young adults (ages 12-18)
 

Printz Award

Honors books published by first-time authors writing for teens and celebrating impressive new voices in young adult literature.
 

Schneider Award

Schneider Family Book Awards honor an author or illustrator for a book that embodies an artistic expression of the disability experience for child and adolescent audiences.
ebooks and audiobooks
With your Los Altos and Mountain View public library eCard numbers, you can check out any of their eBooks and Audiobooks. Use the links below to browse their collections.
 
LAHS Book recs

You've Got to Read This!

 
Check out the recommendations made by LAHS students on our blog You've Got to Read This! (and let us know if you want to contribute). 
book rec websites

Los Altos Public Library

Book suggestions organized in different categories by teens
 

Mountain View Public Library

A great collection of books from the Mountain View public library.
 

Your Next Read

This site provides you with a web of book recommendations based on the authors and books you already like.
 

Whichbooks.net

Enables millions of combinations of factors and then suggests books which most closely match your needs.
 

What Should I Read Next?

Enter a book you like and the site will analyze a database of real readers' favorite books to provide book recommendations and suggestions for what to read next. 
 

YALSA Booklists

This site is from the Young Adult Library Association. It includes links to various lists: award winning books, the teens’ top ten list, recent audio books for teens, book suggestions for the college bound, recommendations for reluctant readers, and DVD’s and videos that are considered “especially significant to young adults.
 

No Flying, No Tights

This site contains tons of reviews of comics, manga, and graphic novels written by teens and adults