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 BoysJason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely
Between the NotesSharon Huss Roat
The Bitter Side of SweetTara Sullivan
Denton Little’s DeathdateLance Rubin
The Distance Between Lost and FoundKathryn Holmes
Don’t Fail Me NowUna LaMarche
Emmy & OliverRobin Benway
Every Last WordTamara Ireland Stone
Everything, EverythingNicola Yoon
The FixerJennifer Lynn Barnes
Ink and BoneRachel Caine
Scarlett UndercoverJennifer Latham
The Secrets We KeepTrisha Leaver
Things We Know by HeartJessi Kirby
Wolf by WolfRyan Graudin
The Wrong Side of RightJenn Marie Thorne