Monday, August 26, 2013

Georgia Peach Book Awards for Teen Readers

Every year teens vote for their favorite books out of the year's top 20 nominees at their high school libraries and at their public libraries in Georgia. The list is also used as part of the Summer Reading Program in the public libraries.

Goals for this include:

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

The 2012-2013 Winner was Divergent by Veronica Roth
Honor books were:
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys