ALA Best Book for Young Adults

ALA Best Book for Young Adults

ALA Best Books for Young Adults ist ein von der American Library Association seit 1994 vergebener Literaturpreis. Jedes Jahr werden durch ein Komitee Neuerscheinungen nominiert. Jugendliche wählen daraus im Internet die zehn besten Jugendbücher des Jahres. Der Preis wird am Ende der US-amerikanischen „Teen Read Week“ im Oktober verliehen.[1] Diese „Top Ten“ sind gleichwertige Preisträger, sie werden nur alphabetisch sortiert.



  • 2008
    • Sherman Alexie: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian
    • Ishmael Beah: A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier
    • Jenny Downham: Before I Die
    • Stephanie Hemphill: Your Own, Sylvia: A Verse Portrait of Sylvia Plath
    • Lloyd Jones: Mister Pip
    • Derek Landy: Skulduggery Pleasant
    • Mal Peet: Tamar: A Novel of Espionage, Passion, and Betrayal
    • Matthew Poll: American Shaolin: Flying Kicks, Buddhist Monks, and the Legend of Iron Crotch: An Odyssey in the New China.
    • Brian Selznick: The Invention of Hugo Cabret: A Novel
    • Shaun Tan: The Arrival
  • 2007
    • M.T. Anderson: The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume 1: The Pox Party
    • Alan Gratz: Samurai Shortstop
    • Sonya Hartnett: Surrender
    • Patricia McCormick (Autorin): Sold (dt. "Verkauft")
    • Meghan Nuttall Sayres: Anahita’s Woven Riddle
    • John Smelcer: The Trap
    • Megan Whalen Turner: The King of Attolia
    • Nancy Werlin: The Rules of Survival
    • Gene Luen Yang: American Born Chinese
    • Markus Zusak: The Book Thief (dt. Die Bücherdiebin, 2008)
  • 2006
    • Said Hyder Akbar und Susan Burton: Come Back to Afghanistan: A California Teenager's Story
    • Susan Campbell Bartoletti: Hitler Youth: Growing Up in Hitler's Shadow
    • Kalisha Buckhanon, Upstate
    • John Green: Looking for Alaska (dt. Eine wie Alaska)
    • Chris Lynch: Inexcusable
    • Stephenie Meyer: Twilight: A Novel (dt. Bis(s) zum Morgengrauen)
    • Brian K. Vaughan: Runaways: Volume 1
    • Scott Westerfeld: Peeps
    • Chris Wooding: Poison
    • Markus Zusak: I Am the Messenger (dt. Der Joker)
  • 2005
    • Joshua Braff: The Unthinkable Thoughts of Jacob Green
    • Christopher Paul Curtis: Bucking the Sarge
    • Phillip M. Hoose: The Race to Save the Lord God Bird
    • David Levithan: The Realm of Possibility
    • Melina Marchetta: Saving Francesca
    • Michael Morpurgo: Private Peaceful
    • Kenneth Oppel: Airborn (dt. Wolkenpanther)
    • Adam Rapp: Under the Wolf, Under the Dog
    • Benjamin Alire Saenz: Sammy and Juliana in Hollywood
    • Sarah Weeks: So B. It: a novel
  • 2003
    • Laurie Anderson: Halse
    • M.T. Anderson: Feed
    • Nancy Farmer: The House of the Scorpion
    • E.R. Frank: America
    • Gordon Korman: Son of the Mob
    • Ian Lawrence: The Lightkeeper's Daughter (dt. Die Tochter des Leuchtturmwärters)
    • Christopher Moore: Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal
    • Peter Nelson: Left for Dead: A Young Man's Search for Justice for the USS Indianapolis
    • Naomi Nye: Shihab. 19 Varieties of Gazelle: Poems of the Middle East
    • Elizabeth Partridge: This Land Was Made For You and Me: The Life & Songs of Woody Guthrie
  • 2002
    • Ann Brashares: The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
    • Robert Cormier: The Rag and Bone Shop
    • Chris Crutcher: Whale Talk
    • Alex Flinn: Breathing Underwater
    • A.M. Jenkins: Damage
    • Richard Mosher: Zazoo
    • Garth Nix: Lirael
    • Mildred Taylor: The Land
    • Rita Williams-Garcia: Every Time a Rainbow Dies
    • Virginia Euwer Wolff: True Believer (dt. Fest dran glauben)
  • 2001
    • Adam Bagdasarian: Forgotten Fire
    • Joan Bauer: Hope was Here
    • Tracy Chevalier: Girl with a Pearl Earring
    • Jon Katz: Geeks: How two boys rode the Internet out of Idaho
    • E.L. Konigsburg: Silent to the Bone
    • Gary Paulsen: The Beet Fields
    • Pam Ryan: Munoz Esperanza Rising
    • Jerry Spinelli: Stargirl
    • Gloria Whelan: Homeless Bird
    • Ruth White: Memories of Summer
  • 2000
    • Irene Gut Opdyke: In My Hands: Memories of a Holocaust Rescuer
    • Laurie Anderson: Halse
    • Orson Scott Card: Ender's Shadow
    • Kimberly Willis Holt: When Zachary Beaver came to Town
    • Sherryl Jordan: The Raging Quiet (dt. Flüsternde Hände)
    • Laura McNeal: Crooked
    • Carol Meyer: Mary, Bloody Mary
    • Walter Dean Myers: Monster
    • Lensey Namioka: Ties that Bind, Ties that Break
    • Connie Porter: Imani All Mine
  • 1999
    • Joan Bauer: Rules of the Road
    • Penny Colman: Corpses, Coffins, and Crypts
    • Jean Ferris: Love Among the Walnuts
    • Margaret Haddix: Among the Hidden
    • Kimberly Willis Holt: My Louisiana Sky
    • Anita Lobel: No Pretty Pictures: a Child of War
    • Ben Mikaelson: Petey
    • Joanne K. Rowling: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (dt. Harry Potter und der Stein der Weisen)
    • Louis Sachar: Holes (dt. Löcher)
    • Jacqueline Woodson: If You Come Softly
  • 1998
    • Susan Campbell Bartoletti: Growing Up In Coal Country
    • Sara Tuvel Bernstein: Seamstress
    • Edward Bloor: Tangerine
    • Robert Cormier: Tenderness
    • Karen Hesse: Out Of The Dust
    • Annette Curtis Klause: Blood And Chocolate
    • Jon Krakauer: Into Thin Air
    • Joyce McDonald: Swallowing Stones
    • Walter Dean Myers: Harlem. Ein Foto- und Gedichtband.
    • Marjorie Reynolds: Starlite Drive-In
  • 1997
    • Will Hobbs: Far North
    • Nancy Farmer: A Girl Named Disaster
    • Philip Pullman: Golden Compass (Band 1 von His Dark Materials)
    • John Gilstrap: Nathan's Run
    • Walter Dean Myers: One More River to Cross. Ein Bildband über das Leben von Afroamerikanern.
    • Rob Thomas: Rats Saw God
    • Josual Blum, Bob Holman und Mark Pellington: The United States of Poetry
    • Mel Glenn: Who Killed Mr. Chippendale? A Mystery In Poems
    • Rich Wallace: Wrestling Sturbridge
    • Binjamin Wilkomirski: Fragments

Siehe auch


  1. American Library Association, Teens' Top Ten, englisch. Abgerufen 17. November 2007


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