The Young Adult collection at Stillwater Public Library consists of fiction for grades 6-12. We have a wide variety of books, including mystery, humor, science fiction, romance, sports, horror, fantasy, and more. We also have YA audiobooks and nonfiction shelved with the Adult audiobooks and nonfiction—just look for the yellow YA spine labels!
The OK Virtual Library, which has a growing collection of downloadable e-books and audio books, features a curated Teen "collection" as well. Check out our Teen eLibrary here!
YA Awards and Top Book Lists
|Oklahoma Sequoyah Book Award - These books are voted as best of the 2015-2016 school year by Oklahoma students. Past winners for the High School and Intermediate lists (2010-present), as well as the YA list (1996-2009) can be found here. Check out the 2016-2017 nominees for Intermediate and High School so you can vote in April 2017!||
|Michael L. Printz Award - This award honors excellence in literature written for young adults.
The winner for 2016 is Bone Gap by Laura Ruby.
|William C. Morris Award - This award honors a debut book published by a first-time author writing for teens.
The winner for 2016 is Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli.
| Margaret A. Edwards Award - This award honors an author, as well as a specific body of their work, for significant and lasting contribution to young adult literature.
The winner for 2016 is David Levithan (pictured right) for his books The Realm of Possibility, Boy Meets Boy, Love is the Higher Law, How They Met and Other Stories, Wide Awake, and Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist.
| Alex Awards- The Alex Awards are given annually to ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults. The 2016 winners are:
Best Fiction for Young Adults - From 2011 to the present, this list compiles the year's best fiction books with proven or potential appeal to teens. From 1996-2010, see the Best Books for Young Adults lists.
Teens' Top Ten - This list is chosen by teens and voted in by teens. Nominations occur from Teen Read Week (2nd week of October) through the end of the year, are listed the following April, and then voted on from August until Teen Read Week. Now is the time to nominate your favorite book published in 2016!
YALSA's Best of the Best - These lists include some of the awards above, but also list the top audiobooks, graphic novels, and more for each year (2011-present).
Outstanding Books for the College Bound - This comprehensive list provides reading recommendations to students who plan to continue their education beyond high school. This list is updated every 5 years, with the most recent list released in 2014.
Read-alikes and Topic Lists