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Young Adult Literature: Intro

For anyone looking for excellent Young Adult Literature, especially award winners, available at TCU.

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YA Book Awards Highlights

Firekeeper's Daughter

Printz Award, 2022

Too Bright to See

Newbery Honor Book, 2022
Stonewall Award, 2022

The Last Cuentista

Newbery Medal, 2022
Pura Belpre Children's Author Award, 2022

Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre

Coretta Scott King Award, 2022
Caldecott Honor Book, 2022
Texas Bluebonnet Selection, 2023

A Bird Will Soar

Schneider Middle Grades Award, 2022

Last Night at the Telegraph Club

Stonewall Award, 2022
Printz Honor Book, 2022
National Book Award, 2021

Find YA Books

Search by title and author

Many of you will find books by using the internet. When you find a book you like, type in the name of the book and the last name of of the author in the search box on the library homepage to see if TCU owns the book. 

Then find the book on the shelf by using the call number.

Browse by topic

Here is how you browse for young adult books at the TCU Library:

  1. Start at the TCU Library homepage.
  2. Find the tab that says "Library Catalog" and click on the "Search" button. You do not need to enter any words in the search box.
  3. In the next screen, find the "Advanced Search" option.
  4. Below the search boxes on this screen, you will see a dropdown menu labeled "Collection." Choose "Juvenile Collection" to find children's books and young adult books at the TCU Library.
  5. This is a small collection. Keep your search words simple, use only one or two words in your search.
  6. Use the word "fiction" in your search to find storybooks. For example: dogs AND fiction
  7. Use the call number (usually starts with JUV PZ.....) to find the book on the shelf. The juvenile books are located on the first floor, on the west (University Dr.) side of the building.