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Handy Topics in the Curriculum Department

Looking for a certain theme for items in the various collections in the Curriculum Department? Start here!

This Handy Topic...

will help you locate the different YALSA Best Books for Young Adults books that are in our collections.  Just click on a name to go to the record!

Please note: if a title is not linked, it means that we currently do not have it in our collection.  Please check the Kearney Public Library or consider ordering it from Interlibrary Loan

YALSA Best Books for Young Adults

YALSA’s Best Books for Young Adults Committee presents fiction and nonfiction titles published for young adults in the past 16 months that are recommended reading for ages 12 to 18. 

From this list, they select the Top Ten Best Books for Young Adults titles from this list.
This award was restructured and became the YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults award.  The same year as it was restructured, the YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults was created.


Please note: some years are split in to Fiction and Nonfiction, while other years are not.

Check out these decades of YALSA Best Books for Young Adults winners!