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Young Adults’ Choices List

Young Adults’ Choices List

Young Adults’ Choices can be counted on as the new books that teens have enjoyed reading and voted on as their favorites.

Each year, students in grades 7 to 12 from five different regions of the United States read newly-published teen trade books and vote for the ones they like best. Five review teams across the country work with their local classroom teachers and librarians to incorporate the books into classroom activities. The annual Young Adults’ Choices, selected from hundreds of titles submitted by publishers, can be used successfully in reading programs and can be related to classroom curricula.

The ILA Young Adults’ Choices began in 1987 as an annual project of the International Literacy Association. In 2019, the Young Adults’ Choices were added to the partnership with CBC, who already work closely with ILA on the yearly Children’s Choices.


Browse and search the Young Adults’ Choices lists here.


WINNING TITLES (Annotated Lists)

View more lists on ILA’s website.

Submissions to the Young Adult’s Choices program may become finalists in the Teen Choice Book Award, the only national child-chosen awards program in the country.

Publishers: Learn more about submitting titles to this list. Email Jena.Groshek@cbcbooks.org with questions.


More lists: Children’s Choices,  Notable Social Studies Trade BooksOutstanding Science Trade Books, Best STEM Books, Building a Home LibraryReading Beyond, and More Curated Lists collaborations.


  • Notable Social Studies List

    Notable Social Studies List

  • Outstanding Science List

    Outstanding Science List

  • Best STEM Books List

    Best STEM Books List

  • Children’s Choices List

    Children’s Choices List

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