(YALSA’s) Best Fiction for Young Adults

a list of titles recommended for young adults, meant to help librarians with collection development

Who uses the BFYA list?

Librarians and library workers use it to inform their decisions about which books to acquire for their library’s collection. Being on the list can (possibly) boost your book’s sales and buzz.

How is the BFYA list compiled?

Anyone can nominate a title for the list using YALSA’s site (anyone!). But a nomination must be seconded by a member of the BFYA committee (otherwise the title is dropped from consideration). (Seconded) nominations are posted on YALSA’s website periodically. At the ALA Midwinter Meeting, the BFYA committee votes on which titles should make the final list; a title must receive at least nine votes from the committee of fifteen. The final list is then annotated and posted on YALSA’s website, as well as published in the Spring edition of Booklist.