Most of the prominent awards for young adult books are administered by various divisions of the American Library Association (ALA) including YALSA—Young Adult Library Services Association. The following awards are announced annually at ALA's Youth Media Awards, during the Midwinter conference (late January/early February):
The National Book Award for Young People's Literature is presented by the National Book Foundation at a ceremony in November. The Walter Dean Myers Awards are awarded at a ceremony in early spring by the We Need Diverse Books non-profit organization.
The following book lists are released annually by various American Library Association divisions and round tables.