While nominations are open in all categories, we're also featuring a few genres at a time over the first few days -- Eds.
You'll find no dragons or magic, robots or vampires here. Just real people, in the real world, in real situations. In a good YA novel teens will find themselves and discover their world. A great YA novel will do both of those while respecting and appealing to its audience.
We are looking for a handful of the greatest teen novels of 2009. Historical, humorous, or contemporary, they must have literary merit AND a lasting effect on their readers; something teens will press into their friends' hands with fervor in their eyes and say, "You HAVE to read this book."
--Jackie Parker, category organizer
Click here to go to the nomination form and leave your nomination for this category. (For more information about the form, go here.)
To view an up-to-the-minute list of what's already been nominated for this category, click here.