• South Carolina

    Book Award Program


    Purpose of Awards

    The purposes of the South Carolina Children's, Junior, and Young Adult Book Award are to encourage our students to read good quality contemporary literature and to honor the authors of the books annually chosen the favorites by student vote. 

    The book award medals will be awarded to the winning authors the following year at the annual conference of the SCASL.

    Guidelines for Participation 

    Participation in the Young Adult Book Award is open to all students who are attending public or private schools in grades 9 through 12.

    Students are eligible to vote if they have read at least three of the books.

    READ 3 or more titles, vote on your favorite book.  All students who read 3 titles or more will be invited to a party.  Voting deadline is in February.  Ask Dr. Zehner how to vote today!

    2017-2018 YABA Nominees 

    All American Boys

    Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely

    Between the Notes

    Sharon Huss Roat

    The Bitter Side of Sweet

     Tara Sullivan

     Denton Little’s Deathdate

    Lance Rubin

    The Distance Between Lost and Found

    Kathryn Holmes

     Don’t Fail Me Now

    Una LaMarche


     Julie Murphy

     Emmy & Oliver

    Robin Benway

    Every Last Word

    Tamara Ireland Stone

    Everything, Everything

    Nicola Yoon

     The Fixer

    Jennifer Lynn Barnes

     Ink and Bone

    Rachel Caine


    Anna Banks

    Scarlett Undercover

    Jennifer Latham

     The Secrets We Keep

    Trisha Leaver


    Michael Harmon


     Emmy Laybourne

    Things We Know by Heart

    Jessi Kirby

    Wolf by Wolf

    Ryan Graudin

     The Wrong Side of Right

    Jenn Marie Thorne