When a new reader wants to wade into the YA category of books or a seasoned reader wants to expand their knowledge, one good place to begin or deepen the journey is through award-winning YA books. There are several categories of YA book awards, ranging from those given by peers in the field, those given by genre organizations, those given by librarians, and many more. Award-winning YA books span all genres and styles, fiction and nonfiction, as well as comics and beyond. Find below a round-up of great award-winning YA books. These include books which have won the following:.
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A significant portion of books geared toward teens contain curse words strong enough to earn a movie an R rating, new research finds. The study finds that 20 percent of bestselling teen books — usually those geared toward older teens — contain language that is generally taboo on television. About 88 percent of the top 40 books contained some sort of profane language as of summer , researchers report Friday May 18 in the journal Mass Communication and Society. Some of this language is mild, such as "damn.