Iowa Teen Award Books
Every year in March, teens across Iowa take part in the nomination of books for the Iowa Teen Award. The nominated titles are reviewed by the ITA committee and volunteer readers and the list is narrowed. During the summer, the adult readers read and rate the titles. The committee members finalize the list a year ahead of time.
Iowa HS Book Award
The purpose of the Iowa High School Book Award is to promote leisure reading among Iowa high school students and to provide Iowa high school students with a diversified, quality reading list. High school students across Iowa take part in the nomination of books and during the summer, the readers read and rate the titles. High school students vote for their favorite book from that year’s list.
Printz Award Books
The Michael L. Printz Award is an award for a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature. It is named for a Topeka, Kansas school librarian who was a long-time active member of the Young Adult Library Services Association. The award is sponsored by Booklist, a publication of the American Library Association.