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Book Awards

YARP: South Dakota Teen Choice Book Award
Each year the Young Adult Reading Program (YARP) Committee of the South Dakota Library Association publishes a list to promote quality literature and to help South Dakota teachers and librarians in selecting and promoting books for adolescents. The books are selected from among the many young adult and adult books that have received positive reviews by national reviewing periodicals.

Coretta Scott King Book Awards Web Link to Coretta Scott King Book Awards
The Coretta Scott King Book Awards annually recognize outstanding books for young adults and children by African American authors and illustrators that reflect the African American experience.

The Michael Printz Award Web Link to Michael Printz Award
The Michael L. Printz Award is an award for a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature.

YALSA Book Awards Web Link to YALSA Book Awards
YALSA's six literary awards honor the best books for teens each year with its Alex, Edwards, Morris, Nonfiction, Odyssey, and Printz awards.

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Book Lists and Reviews

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Graphic Novels

Diamond Bookshelf Web Link to Diamond Bookshelf
Web site designed to help educators and librarians discover how comics can become a dynamic and positive addition to your classroom or library.

Graphic Novels: Resources for Teachers & Librarians Web Link to Graphic Novels: Resources for Teachers and Librarians
University at Buffalo: State University of New York

YALSA: Great Graphic Novels for Teens Web Link to YALSA: Great Graphic Novels for Teens
Great Graphic Novels for Teens is a list of recommended graphic novels and illustrated nonfiction for those ages 12-18, prepared yearly by YALSA.

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Children's & Young Adult Services Coordinator

Alissa Adams EMAIL
School Library Technology Coordinator
605-773-3131, Option 5, 3

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