Alex Award Winners

The Alex Awards have been given annually since 1998, to ten adult books that will be enjoyed by young adults, ages twelve through eighteen.

The titles are selected    the by Adult Books for Young Adults Task Force from the previous year's publishing. The Alex Awards are sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association. For more information, Visit their website.

2021 Book Winners


The House in the Cerulean Sea

TJ Klune​​​​​​​ | 2021

Kent State: Four Dead in Ohio

Derf Backderf​​​​​​​ | 2021

The Kids Are Gonna Ask

Gretchen Anthony​​​​​​​ | 2021

Riot Baby

Tochi Onyebuchi​​​​​​​ | 2021

Solutions and Other Problems

Allie Brosh​​​​​​​ | 2021

2020 Book Winners


2019 Book Winners


Educated: A Memoir

Tara Westover​​​​​​​ | 2019

2018 Book Winners


2017 Book Winners


2016 Book Winners


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