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Why read?

Reading isn't important because it helps get you a job. It's important because it gives you room to exist beyond the reality you're given. Reading makes the world better. It is how humans merge. How minds connect. Dreams. Empathy. Understanding. Escape. Reading is love in action. --Matt Haig

Award Winners

There are lots of book awards out there in the world. They usually honor books that have some special merit, so they are often good choices when you are looking for something to read. Click on the icons below to find books in our collection that have won some of these prizes.

Why Read?

   Why You Should Be Reading Books Every Day, According to Science


It's a habit that's beneficial on several levels.

DesMarais, Christina. "Why You Should Be Reading Books Every Day, According to Science.", 24 April 2018.

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Book Finder

Search 4,000+ books, audiobooks, and films from YALSA's book awards and book lists.

While these books have been selected for teens from 12 to 18 years of age, the award-winning titles and the titles on YALSA's selected lists span a broad range of reading and maturity levels.


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