Winners announced!

Kennesaw, Georgia, March 19, 2018—Members of the Georgia Peach Book Award for Teen Readers announced the Winner and Honor Book recipients during a luncheon presentation at the Kennesaw State University Conference on Literature for Children and Young Adults Monday afternoon. Each year, a committee of current Georgia high school media specialists/public library youth services staff reads widely to choose a list of 20 nominated titles. Then young adults choose books from among that list to read and rate.

And the nominees are . . .

Georgia Peach Book Award for Teen Readers 2016-17 Nominees

The Georgia Peach Book Award for Teen Readers is pleased to announce the nominees for the 2016-17 Peach Award.  Please remember to cast your vote for the 2015-16  Peach Award by Saturday, March 12.  Winners will be announced at the KSU Conference on Young Adult Literature on Monday, March 21.  Stay tuned for details!

Be a Peach!

We are now accepting applications for the 2016-17 Georgia Peach Book Award for Teen Readers committee.  Click "Be a Peach!" on the menu bar for the application link.

And the winner is . . .

Congratulations to 2014-15 Georgia Peach Book Award winner, Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell, and to our two Honor Books, The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey and Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson!

Thank you to the schools and students who helped choose the winner by voting. We couldn't do this without you!

 

Purpose

The purpose of the Georgia Peach Book Award for Teen Readers is to highlight and promote the best current young adult literature for Georgia high school age students, to encourage young adults to read and to promote the development of cooperative school and public library services for young adults. Teens rate their favorite books out of the year's top 20 nominees at their high schools and local public libraries.

Goals

  • To encourage Georgia young adults in grades 9-12 to recognize and read quality literature appropriate to their needs, interests, and reading levels.
  • To honor outstanding works in young adult literature.
  • To recognize authors in the field of young adult literature.
  • To develop cooperative school and public library services to teens.