2021 Young Adult Youth Media Awards

Here are the top Young Adult books for 2021 chosen by the American Library Association!

All the Days Past, All the Days to Come by Mildred D. Taylor - Honor, Coretta Scott King Book Award

Legendborn by Tracy Deonn - winner, John Steptoe New Talent Author Award

Everything Sad Is Untrue by Daniel Nayeri - winner, Printz Award

Apple (Skin to the Core) by Eric Gansworth - honor, Printz Award

Dragon Hoops by Gene Luen Yang, color by Lark Pien - honor, Printz Award

Every Body Looking by Candice Iloh - honor, Printz Award

We Are Not Free by Traci Chee - honor, Printz Award

This is My Brain in Love by I.W. Gregorio - winner, Schneider Family Book Award 

Furia by Yamile Saied Mendez - winner, Pura Belpre Young Adult Author Award

Never Look Back by Lilliam Rivera - honor, Pura Belpre Young Adult Author Award

We Are Not From Here by Jenny Torres Sanchez - honor, Pura Belpre Young Adult Author Award

Darius the Great Deserves Better by Adib Khorram - honor, Stonewall Book Award

Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender - honor, Stonewall Book Award

You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson - honor, Stonewall Book Award

If These Wings Could Fly by Kyrie McCauley - winner, Morris Award

Black Girl Unlimited by Echo Brown - honor, Morris Award

The Black Kids by Christina Hammonds Reed - honor, Morris Award

It Sounded Better in My Head by Nina Kenwood - honor, Morris Award

Woven in Moonlight by Isabel Ibanez - honor, Morris Award

The Rise and Fall of Charles Lindbergh by Candace Fleming - winner, YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction

The Cat I Never Named by Amra Sabic-El-Rayess - honor, YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction

You Call This Democracy? by Elizabeth Rusch - honor, YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction

The Light Between Us by Andrew Fukuda - winner, Asian/Pacific American award for Literature

Displacement by Kiku Hughes - honor, Asian/Pacific American award for Literature

Dancing at the Pity Party by Tyler Feder - Gold Medalist, Sydney Taylor Book Award

They Went Left by Monica Hesse - Silver Medalist, Sydney Taylor Book Award

Legendborn
Legendborn
Tracy Deonn
Apple
Apple
Eric Gansworth
Dragon Hoops
Dragon Hoops
Gene Luen Yang
Every Body Looking
Every Body Looking
Candice Iloh
We Are Not Free
We Are Not Free
Traci Chee
Furia
Furia
Yamile Saied Méndez
Never Look Back
Never Look Back
Lilliam Rivera
We Are Not from Here
We Are Not from Here
Jenny Torres Sanchez
Felix Ever After
Felix Ever After
Kacen Callender
The Black Kids
The Black Kids
Christina Hammonds Reed
Woven in Moonlight
Woven in Moonlight
Isabel Ibañez
The Cat I Never Named
The Cat I Never Named
Amra Sabic-El-Rayess, Laura L. Sullivan
You Call This Democracy?
You Call This Democracy?
Elizabeth Rusch
Displacement
Displacement
Kiku Hughes
They Went Left
They Went Left
Monica Hesse