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ALA Library Fact Sheet 23
This guide provides a list of links to a variety of ALA's literature award winners and notable reading lists for all ages, and is offered as a source of reading guidance. Please be sure to consult your school or public librarian for additional lists of non-ALA award winners and recommended books.
The titles included in each ALA list were selected by various committees and juries made up of ALA members. Books on most lists are updated annually, and cover all ages, from the very young child through adults.
Frequently Challenged Books
Lists of challenged books by decade, top 10, authors, and more.
Amelia Bloomer Project
An annual booklist of the best feminist books for young readers, ages birth through 18, created by the Feminist Task Force of the Social Responsibilities Round Table of the American Library Association.
The Booklist Reader
Produced by Booklist Publications, a part of the ALA, it provides lists of books in many genres, and much more.
Booklist Online - list of awards
While this is not a comprehensive list of every book and media award given, it is a selection of those that the editors felt are most relevant to their audience—including a few non-ALA awards such as the National Book Award and the Booker Prize. (Awards not given by ALA are marked with an asterisk.)
ALSC Recommended books
The Association for Library Service to Children promotes reading and books through recommendations, compilations of lists, and related services.
The Rainbow Book List
Created by the Rainbow Book List Committee of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table of the American Library Association. It presents an annual bibliography of quality books with significant and authentic GLBTQ content, which are recommended for people from birth through eighteen years of age.
Booklist Editors' Choice
The Booklist editors select titles as representative of the year’s outstanding books. The scope is intentionally broad, and they have attempted to find books that combine literary, intellectual, and aesthetic excellence with popular appeal. it lists are broken down into: Adult Books for YA; Books for Youth; and Adult Books.