ALA Best Books 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.



  • 1997
  • 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 (dt. In eisige Höhen)
    • Joyce McDonald: Swallowing Stones
    • Walter Dean Myers: Harlem. Ein Foto- und Gedichtband.
    • Marjorie Reynolds: Starlite Drive-In
  • 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
  • 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
  • 2001
    • Adam Bagdasarian: Forgotten Fire
    • Joan Bauer: Hope was Here
    • Tracy Chevalier: Girl with a Pearl Earring (dt. Das Mädchen mit dem Perlenohrring)
    • 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 Muñoz Ryan: Esperanza Rising
    • Jerry Spinelli: Stargirl
    • Gloria Whelan: Homeless Bird
    • Ruth White: Memories of Summer
  • 2002
  • 2003
    • Laurie Anderson: Halse
    • M.T. Anderson: Feed
    • Nancy Farmer: The House of the Scorpion (dt. Das Skorpionenhaus)
    • 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
  • 2004
  • 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
  • 2006
  • 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: 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
    • Sherman Alexie: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian (dt. Das absolut wahre Tagebuch eines Teilzeit-Indianers)
    • Ishmael Beah: A Long Way Gone. Memoirs of a Boy Soldier (dt. Rückkehr ins Leben. Ich war Kindersoldat)
    • Jenny Downham: Before I Die (dt. Bevor ich sterbe)
    • 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 (dt. Die Entdeckung des Hugo Cabret)
    • Shaun Tan: The Arrival (dt. Ein neues Land)
  • 2009
    • Robin Bowman: It's Complicated. The American Teenager.
    • Leslie Conner: Waiting for Normal.
    • Matt de la Pena: Mexican WhiteBoy.
    • Siobhan Dowd: Bog Child. (dt. Anfang und Ende allen Kummers ist dieser Ort)
    • Suzanne Collins: The Hunger Games. (dt. Die Tribute von Panem. Tödliche Spiele)
    • Christine Fletcher: Ten Cents a Dance.
    • Joseph Monninger: Baby.
    • Terry Pratchett: Nation. (dt. Eine Insel)
    • Mariko Tamaki und Jillian Tamaki: Skim.
    • Coert Voorhees: The Brothers Torres.
  • 2010
    • Sarah Rees Brennan: Demon's Lexicon.
    • Paul Griffin: The Orange Houses.
    • M.H. Herlong: The Great Wide Sea.
    • Catherine Jinks: The Reformed Vampire Support Group. (dt. Blutsbande. Bekenntnisse einer Vampirin)
    • Donna Jo Napoli: Alligator Bayou.
    • David Small: Stitches. A Memoir.
    • Rebecca Stead: When You Reach Me.
    • Francisco X. Stork: Marcelo in the Real World.
    • Laini Taylor: Lips Touch. Three Times.
    • Sally M. Walker: Written in Bone. Buried Lives of Jamestown and Colonial Maryland.

Siehe auch


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


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