Alex Awards

American young adult book award / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Alex Awards annually recognize "ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults ages 12 through 18".[1] Essentially, the award is a listing by the American Library Association parallel to its annual Best Books for Young Adults, a longer list of recommended books that have been promoted in the YA category. Since 2002, the Alex Awards have been administered by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA). YALSA also names several other "Top Tens" annually.[2]

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Alex Award
Awarded forAdults books with "special appeal" for adolescents
CountryUnited States
Presented byYoung Adult Library Services Association, a division of the American Library Association
First awarded1998

The awards, named after Baltimore librarian Margaret Alexander Edwards, who was known as "Alex", are sponsored by the Margaret Alexander Edwards Trust and Booklist magazine.[3] The list of books published during the previous year serves to provide the choice of titles selected for the awards, which were initially bestowed in 1998.