Good Reads for Teens

South Dakota Teen Choice Book Awards

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The Young Adult Reading Program (YARP) sponsored by the South Dakota Library Association challenges South Dakota teens to read and vote for their favorite books of the year. Librarians throughout the state nominate the best teen titles for the middle school and high school reading lists. Students can read from either list, and then give each book a rating.  Voting opens during Teen Read Week in October and the winners will be announced during National Library Week in April.

To vote or view past winners, visit the YARP website.

2018 Winning Titles:
Middle School Winner:  I Will Always Write Back by Caitlin Alifirenka and Martin Ganda
Middle School Honor:  Ghost by Jason Reynolds
High School Winner:  All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely
High School Honor:  The Girl I Used to Be by April Henry

2017-2018 YARP reading list - middle school titles

2017-2018 YARP reading list - high school titles

2017-2018 Printable Reading List


Websites to help you find your next read

Teens' Top Ten from YALSA: a list of teens’ top choices in a nation-wide vote

No Flying No Tights: reviews and resources for graphic novels

Reading Rants: out of the ordinary teen booklists

Teen Ink: teen reviews of books, magazines and websites

TeenReads: talk about your latest read, and find your next one

Young Adult Books Central: news on new young adult releases