Westchester Fiction Award

Given by Los Angeles Unified School District

151 Works 181,205 Books 9,718 Reviews 4.0
The Westchester Fiction Award was founded in 2009 by Suzanne Osman, a teacher librarian for the Los Angeles Unified School District in Los Angeles, California. In its eleventh year, this award show more honors talented authors who contribute exemplary literature to the Young Adult literary canon & the visionary publishers who bring their texts to life. When evaluating literature, the committee considers the following questions:

1. Does the work have immediate and widespread appeal to adolescents?

2. Is the work FICTION? We do not consider works of non-fiction.

3. Is the theme/topic meaningful and relevant today?

4. If the work is part of an established series, can it stand alone?

5. Is there a unique quality to the work (voice, message, language, format, etc.)?

6. Is the writing rich, compelling, detailed?

7. Are the main characters and content age appropriate for high school students?

8. Is the work a valuable addition to the Young Adult literary canon?
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All, Winner (106), Honorable Mention (45)
All, 2020 (15), 2019 (15), 2018 (15), 2017 (15), 2016 (15), 2015 (15), 2014 (15), 2013 (15), 2012 (15), 2011 (10), 2010 (6)

Winner 106

Lovely War by Julie Berry2020
Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful by Arwen Dayton2020
All the Bad Apples by Moira Fowley-Doyle2020
The Downstairs Girl by Stacey Lee2020
SLAY by Brittney Morris2020
When the Ground Is Hard by Malla Nunn2020
Patron Saints of Nothing by Randy Ribay2020
Cursed by Karol Ruth Silverstein2020
On the Come Up by Angie Thomas2020
How We Became Wicked by Alexander Yates2020
A Land of Permanent Goodbyes by Atia Abawi2019
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi2019
We Are All That's Left by Carrie Arcos2019
Kingdom of The Blazing Phoenix by Julie C. Dao2019
Juan Pablo and the Butterflies by Jj Flowers2019
Empress of All Seasons by Emiko Jean2019
Darius the Great Is Not Okay by Adib Khorram2019
The Nowhere Girls by Amy Reed2019
Dry by Neal Shusterman2019
This Mortal Coil by Emily Suvada2019
What to Say Next by Julie Buxbaum2018
The Impostor Queen by Sarah Fine2018
Turtles All the Way Down by John Green2018
We Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson2018
The Diabolic by S. J. Kincaid2018
The Museum of Heartbreak by Meg Leder2018
Warcross by Marie Lu2018
One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus2018
A Short History of the Girl Next Door by Jared Reck2018
Scythe by Neal Shusterman2018
Future Shock by Elizabeth Briggs2017
Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum2017
The Forgetting by Sharon Cameron2017
The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury2017
How to Hang a Witch by Adriana Mather2017
Burn Baby Burn by Meg Medina2017
The Call by Peadar Ó Guilín2017
Orbiting Jupiter by Gary D. Schmidt2017
Amy Chelsea Stacie Dee by Mary G. Thompson2017
The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner2017
The Wrath and the Dawn by Renée Ahdieh2016
Infandous by Elana K. Arnold2016
The Scorpion Rules by Erin Bow2016
Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen2016
Under a Painted Sky by Stacey Lee2016
Burn Girl by Mandy Mikulencak2016
I Am Princess X by Cherie Priest2016
All American Boys by Jason Reynolds2016
Written in the Stars by Aisha Saeed2016
Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon2016
The Night Gardener by Jonathan Auxier2015
Drew by T. Cooper2015
Dark Metropolis by Jaclyn Dolamore2015
The Devil's Intern by Donna Hosie2015
The Interrogation of Ashala Wolf by Ambelin Kwaymullina2015
V is for Villain by Peter Moore2015
Trouble by Non Pratt2015
Schizo: A novel by Nic Sheff2015
Noggin by John Corey Whaley2015
Belzhar by Meg Wolitzer2015
All the Truth That's in Me by Julie Berry2014
The Sin-Eater's Confession by Ilsa J. Bick2014
Fat Angie by e.E. Charlton-Trujillo2014
Living with Jackie Chan by Jo Knowles2014
Sick by Tom Leveen2014
Proxy by Alex London2014
Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass by Meg Medina2014
Audacious by Gabrielle S. Prendergast2014
In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters2014
The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey2014
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews2013
Witchlanders by Lena Coakley2013
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green2013
Dust & Decay by Jonathan Maberry2013
Summer of the Mariposas by Guadalupe Garcia McCall2013
The Peculiars by Maureen Doyle McQuerry2013
Vodnik by Bryce Moore2013
Dark Inside by Jeyn Roberts2013
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz2013
Blood Red Road by Moira Young2013
Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake2012
Wolf Mark by Joseph Bruchac2012
The Lost Gate by Orson Scott Card2012
Stork by Wendy Delsol2012
The Faerie Ring by Kiki Hamilton2012
Blink & Caution by Tim Jones2012
Shine by Lauren Myracle2012
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness2012
Mindblind by Jennifer Roy2012
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater2012
Draw the Dark by Ilsa J. Bick2011
Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare2011
Salt by Maurice Gee2011
Green Witch by Alice Hoffman2011
A Small Free Kiss in the Dark by Glenda Millard2011
Last Night I Sang to the Monster by Benjamin Alire Sáenz2011
Struts & Frets by Kelley Skovron2011
The Last Summer Of The Death Warriors by Francisco Stork2011
Nightshade City by Hilary Wagner2011
Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld2011
Lost by Jacqueline Davies2010
Lunch with Lenin and other stories by Deborah Ellis2010
Pieces of Me by Charlotte Gingras2010
Watching July by Christine Hart2010
The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson2010
Shut Up by Marilyn Reynolds2010

Honorable Mention 45

Love from A to Z by S. K. Ali2020
Caravan to the North: Misael’s Long Walk by Jorge Argueta2020
A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer2020
Wilder Girls by Rory Power2020
The Perfect Candidate by Peter Stone2020
At the Edge of the Universe by Shaun David Hutchinson2019
More Than We Can Tell by Brigid Kemmerer2019
Orphan Monster Spy by Matt Killeen2019
I, Claudia by Mary McCoy2019
After the Shot Drops by Randy Ribay2019
The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi2018
Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley2018
Geekerella by Ashley Poston2018
Piecing Me Together by Renée Watson2018
Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner2018
NEED by Joelle Charbonneau2017
Wax by Gina Damico2017
Phantom Limbs by Paula Garner2017
Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys2017
The Memory of Light by Francisco X. Stork2017
Ruthless by Carolyn Lee Adams2016
Sophomores and Other Oxymorons by David Lubar2016
Black Widow: Forever Red by Margaret Stohl2016
An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir2016
The Wrong Side of Right by Jenn Marie Thorne2016
The Naturals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes2015
Servants of the Storm by Delilah S. Dawson2015
Dissonance by Erica O'Rourke2015
Expiration Day by William Campbell Powell2015
The One Safe Place by Tania Unsworth2015
Maggot Moon by Sally Gardner2014
Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys2014
Orleans by Sherri L. Smith2014
Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by April Genevieve Tucholke2014
Juvie by Steve Watkins2014
Legacy by Molly Cochran2013
Origin by Jessica Khoury2013
Smashed by Lisa Luedeke2013
Fingerprints of You by Kristen-Paige Madonia2013
The Girl With Borrowed Wings by Rinsai Rossetti2013
The End of the Line by Angela Cerrito2012
Born Ugly by Beth Goobie2012
The Dead by Charlie Higson2012
Lost in the River of Grass by Ginny Rorby2012
The Blood Lie: A Novel by Shirley Reva Vernick2012


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