2013 Iowa High School Battle of the Books

There are 29 books on the 2013 IHSBOB list.  We include award winning books to support our mission of introducing young adults to award-winning literature.

The 2010 Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy, Nebula Award, Science Fiction Writers of America is given to an author to honor outstanding young adult science fiction or fantasy.

The next ten book are winners of the 2011 Alex Awards, Young Adult Library Services Association of the American Library Association, given to adult books that appeal to young adults, ages 12-18.

2011 Coretta Scott King, American Library Association, given to African American authors and illustrators for outstanding inspirational and educational contributions.  2011 Scott O’Dell Award for Historical fiction encourages authors to focus on historical fiction.

2011 Newbery Medal, Association of Library Service to Children, American Library Association, recognizes the author with the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.

2011 Printz, Young Adult Library Services Association, American Library Association, honors the best book written for teen, based entirely on its literary merit.

2011 Pura Belpre, Association for Library Service to Children, American Library Assocation, is presented annually to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth.

2011 Schneider Family Book Award, American Library Association, honors an author or illustrator for a book that embodies an artistic expression of the disability experience for child and adolescent audiences.

2011 William C. Morris YA Debut Award, Young Adult Library Services Association, American Library Association, honors a debut book published by a first-time author writing for teens and celebrating impressive new voices in young adult literature.

Last but not least, the remaining books are from the 2011 Iowa High School Book Award, Iowa Association of School Librarians,

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